Thursday, July 13, 2006

My Redeemer Lives

For this installment of song lyrics, I'm going back to Promise Keepers. One of the songs we sang both days was a surprise to me. When I was in college, I went to a weekend conference and was exposed for the first time to a man named C.J. Mahaney. I had never heard of him before, and had no idea what to expect. I was soon exposed to the most passionate, biblical teaching of God's sovereign grace that I had ever heard. At one point during the weekend, Mahaney distributed CDs to those in attendance of music put together by Sovereign Grace Ministries. The CD I received that weekend became one of my favorites, but I had never heard any of the songs anywhere else - not in church or on the radio - until last weekend. Below are the lyrics to "Before the Throne":
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
I highly recommend checking out some of the music samples & lyrics offered at Sovereign Grace's website.

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