Advocate

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.