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 heav'n He stands, no tongue can bid me thence depart.
When Satan tempts me to to despair
And tells me of the guilt within,
Upward I look, and see Him there
Who made an end to all my sin.
Because the sinless Savior died,
My sinful soul is counted free,
Fir Hod the just is satisfied,
To look on Him and pardon me.
-excerpt from the hymn "Before the Throne of God Above", written by Charitie Lees Bancroft (1841-1943) "Therefore since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession."