Before the Throne of God Above

Just off to get in bed and read some more of my book as our gas has run out and my fingers are going numb! lol! Before I go though I thought I’d share my favourite hymn lyrics with you… Although I’m not sure it is actually a hymn lol… Either way… the version by sonic flood is probably my favourite if you can get your hands on it 🙂

This song fill me with hope when I sing it and always reminds me of how much grace and love we are given.

Before the Throne of God Above

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
My name is graven on His hands
My name is written on His heart
I know that while in heaven He stands
No tongue can bid me thence depart
No tongue can bid me thence depart

When Satan tempts me to despair
And tells me of the guilt within
Upward I look and see Him there
Who made an end of all my sin
Because the sinless Savior died
My sinful soul is counted free
For God, the Just, is satisfied
To look on Him and pardon me
To look on Him and pardon me

Behold Him there! The risen Lamb
My perfect, spotless, Righteousness
The Great unchangeable I AM
The King of Glory and of Grace
One with 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
With Christ my Savior and my God

Tried to find the songs online… I’ve found one version of the song:

The only one I could find of the Sonicflood version though is just a very short guitar solo from it but it gives you a little idea:



  1. WASP Said:

    I’m often tempted to despair – that’s the nature of sinfulness I suppose – but when I gaze upon my Saviour’s love and allow myself the luxury of believing, I am reminded that NOTHING is beyond God and his power to heal and transform me.

  2. Michael Said:

    The temptation to despair is not sinful by itself-the wilful giving in to despair is. Sometimes despair can flood in and break down our defenses-catch us unaware and roll right over us-christian or not-this can be a simple function of biochemistry -genetic or otherwise- it can also be a natural response to difficult situations..Plenty in the psalms about despair and no shame in it…there is also plenty in the human condition-one’s own and others-to cause despair. I worked for Samaritans for several years and met many very brave people struggling with despair-christians and non christians alike.

    BUT! BUT! (there’s always a but!!)
    We do live in the reality of Gods transformational love which is in many ways like the free gift of the wind ,the sun and the rain-life flowers if we let it. If we endure and are patient then life flowers perennially and despair passes…it is the expereience of emerging from despair that brings trust and eventually lifts the soul.
    Tips: Discern when to rest and when to act.
    Place yourself in the way of God as much as you can-remember that when you kneel before God morning noon or night-God really does hear because God really is there!
    This means God can be trusted and leant upon quite heavily without you having to ‘prove’ yourself..
    Having said that sometimes we also have to choose where our minds dwell-this takes discipline practice and exercise…speaking of which simple physical exercise is one of the great antidotes to despair-seems almost too simple but is true.

  3. brittany Said:

    This song is the song I’m going to play for a friend of mine while she is singing it.

  4. Anonymous Said:

    Love this song. It is my favourite of all hymns. I always say I want it played at my funeral one day.
    I love the part where it talks about Jesus ever living and pleading for me. Also how my name is graven on His hands and my name is written on His heart. Wow! just how awesome is that. I can barely comprehend just how wonderful that is. One day I will see Him face to face and see my name there graven on His hand – Wow!

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