February 28, 2005

'A strong and perfect plea'

A friend sent me a song the other day, and the words are just lovely so I will post them here. I love how the song is so simple and says so much. It was written by Charity Bancroft.

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 heav'n he stands,
No tongue can bid me thence depart.

Wow. I wish I knew some way to post the tune, but I don't. It's a shame, because this is one of those songs where the tune is perfectly suited to the words.

Aren't y'all proud of me? This makes two posts with no reference to literature! I'm branching out! :-)


Anonymous said...

This is on Cyberhymnal with additional words, and is set to the tune of "Sweet Hour of Prayer", with alternate tunes alluded to. Beautiful lyrics!

X-ON Designer said...

Good job Fa-so-la, you are branching out of your little lit. world. I'm proud of you. Lol

lurkeeloo said...

Sorry about the mistep. I posted to vitameatagin in error. Its so hard to be coordinated and intellectual. Christians should be joyful. We know how the game ends....... we win........by a landslide. Yippeee!

Thermocryptphobianism said...

Hey fa-so-la-la, can you find any lyrics for my song?