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  • « Jesus Actually Saves by C. H. Spurgeon | Main | God as Judge (Quote) »

    Before the Throne of God By Charitie Lees De Chenez


    I often believe it to be helpful to look and examine ourselves in light of such rich Christ-Centered Worship. This just happens to be my favorite.

    Before the throne of God above
    I have a strong, and 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.

    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 the sinless Savior died,
    my sinful soul is counted free;
    for God, the Just, is satisfied
    to look on him and pardon me.

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

    One with 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.

    Posted by Marco Gonzalez on April 20, 2006 02:25 AM

    Comments

    What wonderful, powerful lyrics!! Comparing this and other well-written traditional hymns with the often cheesy "praise and worship" ditties most churches currently use certainly shows how far the American Church has devolved.

    SueS

    Does the tune to this song have a name (i.e. like "Finlandia")? If so, what is it? I'd like to learn how it goes.

    God bless,
    A. Shepherd
    Aspiring Theologian

    The Aspiring Theologian Blog: A Reformed Theology Blog

    A Shepherd

    This music's name is "Before the Throne" It can be found on the following album
    http://www.monergismbooks.com/upwardcd.html

    Wow, thanks! I need to check that out.

    God bless,
    A Shepherd

    Aspiring Theologian
    The Aspiring Theologian Blog: A Reformed Theology Blog

    I sure do love that song. We sing it often at my church and I often sing it to encourage myself. Thanks!

    This is my favourite too!

    It's a fantastic example of hymnwriting; the lines follow naturally on from one another, mixing exaltation with teaching and personal response. It links together different bits of doctrine which at first may seem unconnected (eg. The devil's accusations and Christ's victory over him on the cross).

    Oooh I love that song.

    Shane and Shane redid this song.. and yall, it is FABULOUS! I have it on repeat all the time!

    Our Senior Choir at First Baptist Church, Tallahassee, Florida, Penny Folsom, director, began today to work on "Behold the Risen Lamb", words by Charitie Lees de Chenez, Alt.,(1841-1923). Can someone please give me a biography of de Chenez and tell me what the "Alt." signifies?

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