Representative Text 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. Source: Trinity Psalter Hymnal Isaiah Jeremiah John Acts Romans Philippians Colossians Hebrews Revelation Notes Before the throne of God above.
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View Page. Ancient and Modern Anglican Hymns Old and New Rev. Bancroft Date : Baptist Hymnal CCLI Top Celebrating Grace Hymnal Church Hymnary 4th ed.
Common Praise Complete Mission Praise Contemporary Songs for Worship Hymns for Today's Church 2nd ed. Hymns to the Living God Partridge, Fig. May they help some to take humbly and patiently the chastisement which is sent, not less in tenderness than in wisdom.
Charles Spurgeon had a remarkable capacity for memorizing and quoting hymns, and this hymn was one of those etched in his memory. Toward the end of his life, in ill health, he retired to the more agreeable climate of Menton, France.
In a pair of services on Dec. Behold him there! Text: Analysis. As indicated in Within the Vail , the text draws in part from Hebrews Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath: That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us, which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil; whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec KJV.
The theology behind the hymn is also reflected strongly in Hebrews Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
This instant now I may receive The answer of his powerful prayer: This instant now by him I live, His prevalence with God declare: And soon my spirit in his hands Shall stand, where my forerunner stands! Be thou my shield and hiding place!
Oh wondrous love! He unites men with God. Within the last two decades, consensus has formed around a strong tune by Vikki Cook, a composer associated with Sovereign Grace Music.
Cook has offered this account of the composition of the tune:. One of our pastors had just come back from a conference in England and brought the song back with him.
All of us on the worship team learned and rehearsed the song before church, then taught it to the congregation later that morning.