Jul 27, 2013

The Advocate is written by Charitie Lees Smith (1841–1923) also known as Charitie Lees Bancroft.  She was an Anglican Irish American hymnwriter who penned the glorious hymn "The Advocate" also popularly known as "Before the Throne of God Above".  The hymn draws heavily on Scripture with almost every line has a corresponding reference verse.  It is a hymn of both perfect comfort and security in which believers find in Christ, the only advocate who intercedes for them before the throne of God above.

The following track is unknown to me and if you do know the name of the choir please proceed to the comment section below.  "Before the Throne of God Above" is one of my favorite hymns and I hope dear reader you would be blessed as I do.

Before The Throne
by Charitie Bancroft

Before the throne of God above
I have a strong and perfect plea. (Hebrews 4:15-16)
A great High Priest whose Name is Love (Hebrews 4:14)
Who ever lives and pleads for me. (Hebrews 7:25)

Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them. — Hebrews 7:25

My name is graven on His hands, (Isaiah 49:16)
My name is written on His heart.
I know that while in Heaven He stands
No tongue can bid me thence depart. (Romans 8:34)

Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us. — Romans 8:34

When Satan tempts me to despair (Luke 22:31-32)
And tells me of the guilt within,
Upward I look and see Him there (Acts 7:55-56)
Who made an end of all my sin. (Colossians 2:13-14)

And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses;Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; — Colossians 2:13-14

Because the sinless Savior died (2 Corinthians 5:21)
My sinful soul is counted free. (Galatians 5:1)
For God the just is satisfied
To look on Him and pardon me. (Romans 3:24-26)

Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. — Galatians 5:1

Behold Him there the risen Lamb, (Revelation 5:6)
My perfect spotless righteousness, (1 Corinthians 1:30; 1 Peter 1:18-19)
The great unchangeable I AM, (Hebrews 13:8; John 8:58)
The King of glory and of grace, (Psalms 24:8)

Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle. — Psalms 24:8

One in Himself I cannot die.
My soul is purchased by His blood, (Acts 20:28)
My life is hid with Christ on high, (Colossians 3:3)
With Christ my Savior and my God! (Titus 2:13)

For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. — Colossians 3:3