Author of the Lyrics
The author of the illuminating
words of the "Before the Throne of God" lyrics, Charitie Bancroft (June 21, 1841-June 20, 1923),
was born in Merrion, County Dublin, Ireland and
achieved fame as a hymn writer.
Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the
music that accompanies the
words of "Before the Throne of God", William Batchelder Bradbury (October 6, 1816-January 7, 1868),
was born in York, Maine, United States and
became famous as a composer and musician who enjoyed gospel music.
Information about the
Title of Hymn: Before the Throne of God
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Charitie Bancroft (June 21, 1841
to June 20, 1923)
Nationality of Author:
Translator of the Hymn
lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English
Name of Composer of Music: William Batchelder Bradbury (October 6, 1816 to
January 7, 1868)
Hymn Category: Christian Songs
First Line of Hymn: "Before the throne of God above I have a strong and perfect plea"
First Publication Date:
Before the Throne of God Lyrics
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.
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.
Behold Him there the risen Lamb,
My perfect spotless righteousness,
The great unchangeable I AM,
The 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!