Before the Throne of God Above Lyrics
Charities Lees Bancroft
1 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 heav’n he stands
no tongue can bid me thence depart,
no tongue can bid me thence depart.
2 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,
to look on him and pardon me.
3 Behold him there, the risen Lamb,
my perfect, spotless righteousness,
the great unchangeable I AM,
the King of glory and of grace.
At one with him, 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.
Before the Throne of God Above Hymn Story
The author of “Before the throne of God above” is Charitie Lees Bancroft. Bancroft was born on 21st June 1841 in Ireland. She was the daughter of Reverend Sidney Smith, Rector of Drumragh, County Tyrone, Ireland.
Her other hymns include, “O for the robes of whiteness”, and “The king of glory standeth”.
She got married to Arthur E Bancroft in Edinburg in 1869. She passed away on 20th June 1923 aged 81. Her last surname was de Cheney.
It looks like she married a de Cheney after the death of her first husband, Arthur Bancroft.
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