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.
2  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.
3  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.
4  Because the sinless Saviour died,
    My sinful soul is counted free;
For God, the just, is satisfied
    To look on Him and pardon me.
5  Behold Him there! the risen Lamb!
    My perfect, spotless righteousness,
The great unchangeable I AM,
    The King of glory and of grace!
6  One with Himself, I cannot die;
    My soul is purchased by His blood;
My life is hid with Christ on high,
    With Christ, my Saviour and my God.
Charitee Lees Bancroft, 1841-1923