ON THE INSIDE
On the inside cover of my Bible you’ll find the recording of an old hymn. How many times my fingers have caressed it and my lips have rehearsed it, I cannot say.The words are prized and of inestimable value to my soul.Once again I open the page ... and believe you will find, of comfort, this well-versed consolation.----BEFORE THE THRONE OF GOD ABOVEBy: Charitie Lees Smith
Before the throne of God aboveI have a strong and perfect plea.A great high Priest whose Name is loveWho 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 heaven He standsNo tongue can bid me thence depart.
When Satan tempts me to despairAnd tells me of the guilt within,Upward I look and see Him thereWho made an end of all my sin.Because the sinless Savior diedMy sinful soul is counted free.For God the just is satisfiedTo look on Him and pardon me.
Behold Him there the risen Lamb,My perfect spotless righteousness,The great unchangeable I AM,King of glory and of grace,One in Himself 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!----"In whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace."Ephesians 1:7