Saturday, September 20, 2008

"My name is written on His tongue can bid me thence depart"

I love Shane and Shane, have I mentioned that before? Anyway, on the way to my Emmaus meeting this morning I was listening to some Shane and Shane and the song below just really spoke to me.

Before the Throne of God

Before the throne of God above
I have a strong, a perfect plea:
A great High Priest, whose name is Love,
Who ever lives and pleads for me.

My name is graven on his hands,
My name is written on his heart;
I know that while in heaven he stands
No tongue can bid me thence depart

No tongue can bid me thence depart.

When Satan tempts me to despair,
And tells me of the guilt within,
Upward I look, and see him there
Who made an end of all my sin

Because a sinless Savior died,
My sinful soul is counted free;
For God, the Just, is satisfied
To look on Him and pardon me

To look on Him and pardon me

Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Praise the One,
Risen Son of God!

Behold him there, the risen Lamb
My perfect, spotless righteousness,
The great unchangeable I AM,
The King of glory and of grace!

One in himself, I cannot die
My soul is purchased by his blood
My life is hid with Christ on high,
With Christ, my Savior and my God
With Christ, my Savior and my God

I have heard this song before but really had not had the words pierce my heart and ring so true as they did this morning.

Here is the info I found on the hymn.
Author: Charitie Lees Bancroft, 1841-1923
Musician: Freylinghausen's Gesangbuch, 1704

Thank you Shane and Shane for bringing it to my attention. As if they put that song on their album for me, lol.

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