my name is written on his heart. my perfect, spotless righteousness, for God, the just, is satisfied The hymn continues to state that “…while in heaven he stands no tongue can bid me thence depart…” Jesus is our mediator, the holy one who receives our prayers and is our redeemer before the Father. 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And that would seem to be the theme of the entire text–that we have an advocate who not only pleads our case, but also accepts the penalty for our crime. Text by Charitie Lees Bancroft Change ). While the convicting voice of the Holy Spirit would lead us to repentance and the assurance of forgiveness, the accuser’s voice desires only to discourage us and lead us into a paralyzing sense of hopelessness. 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 I have a strong and perfect plea, If this score will be projected or included in a bulletin, usage must be reported to a licensing agent (e.g. to look on him and pardon me, This is the amazing work of Christ, that as he suffered and died, he knew who he was dying for; the entire world, and he knew who would come to him through this sacrificial act (John 17:20-21; Ephesian 1:3-14). Today the Jewish people are preparing for the return of the Temple at Jerusalem and are preparing people to become “priests”1. Who ever lives and pleads for me. (Col 2:13-14) Because the sinless Savior died My sinful soul is counted free. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Before The Throne of God Above The King of glory and of grace! One with himself I cannot die. Laredo, Texas, United States. Listen to an arrangement of the hymn here: (For a line by line meditation on this text and related scriptures, you can check out this blog: “It is finished” (John 19:30); Jesus speaks to all that will hear gathered around the Cross, that the work the Father gave him is now completed. In the Kingdom of God you can’t keep the law, you must rely totally upon God for His saving grace and mercy. no tongue can bid me thence depart, Charitie was the child of an Irish minister, born in county Dublin in 1841, the hymn had various musical tunes … Upward I look and see Him there. This song is so refreshing, its my strength everyday. Because the sinless Savior died, (Rom 8:34) When Satan tempts me to despair (Luke 22:31-32) And tells me of the guilt within, Upward I look and see Him there (Acts 7:55-56) Who made an end of all my sin. -- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907). The song, “Before The Throne of God Above” is a great hymn written in 1863 by Charitie Lees Bancroft–originally entitled the hymn “Advocate”. ( Log Out /  My name is graven on His hands, Mar 16 2020. My name is written on His heart; Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Because the sinless Savior died. For God the just is satisfied upward I look and see him there, Post was not sent - check your email addresses! My sinful soul is counted free. The Advocate. For God the just is satisfied To look on Him and pardon me. to look on him and pardon me. No tongue can bid me thence depart (X's2) When Satan tempts me to despair. Because the sinless Savior died My sinful soul is counted free. One with Himself I cannot die Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. And tells me of the guilt within. We desperately need the reminder that God really does “look on Him and pardon me.”. Who made an end to all my sin. Tune by Vikki Cook, Before the throne of God above ( Log Out /  1 Before the throne of God above, Behold Him there, the Risen Lamb We continue with our hymn onto another part of the song, “My name is written on his hand, My name is graven on his heart”. no tongue can bid me thence depart, no tongue can bid me thence depart. No tongue can bid me thence depart No tongue can bid me thence depart. http://churchmusictoday.net is ©2010–2014 by Dennis C. Cook. A case in point is the 1860’s hymn “Before The Throne of God Above,” which has enjoyed a renaissance lately among contemporary artists. When Satan tempts me to despair, And tells me of the guilt within, Upward I look, and see Him there Who made an end to all my sin. No tongue can bid me thence depart. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. the great unchangeable I AM, Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Forgiving one another for their sins against us and asking God to forgive us is accomplished through the finality of the crucifixion. The song, “Before The Throne of God Above” is a great hymn written in 1863 by Charitie Lees Bancroft–originally entitled the hymn “Advocate”. Please consider white-listing Hymnary.org or, I Am Thine, O Lord (Hymns of Faith and C…, Before the throne of God above, I have a strong, a perfect plea, Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. But set free with the strong and joyous folk tune that Ms. Cook penned, the text expresses the confidence and joy of a person secure in the powerful grace of Christ. My soul is purchased by his blood! 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. 2 When Satan tempts me to despair and tells me of the guilt within, upward I look and see him there, who made an end to all my sin. Before Vikki Cook of Sovereign Grace Ministries wrote the tune in 1997, this rarely heard text was typically paired with hymn tunes (including the tune to “Sweet Hour of Prayer”) that give the words a mournful quality. No tongue can bid me thence depart. my sinful soul is counted free; (Try explaining “no tongue can bid us thence depart” to first graders). Our Hymn reminds us of that, telling us of the great love of God in giving us a “High Priest” who is there all the time for us. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. My name is graven on his hands, Try, It looks like you are using an ad-blocker. Because the sinless Savior died, It is because this “keeping” of the law has become so burdensome, Jesus proclaims the Kingdom of God. To look on Him and pardon me Who among us has not felt the accusatory voice of Satan when we are aware of our sin? When Satan tempts me to despair, All articles and posts (including guest posts and reviews of CD's links resources etc) on ChurchMusicToday.Net are sole property of ChurchMusicToday.Net. When Satan tempts me to despair, When Shane and Shane first recorded it, they innocently failed to give the composer credit because they had been told both tune and text were in the public domain. And tells me of the guilt within, As important, even supreme as words are in the context of a worship song, we sometimes need to be reminded of the power of melody to take those words and transform them. Jesus does not do away with the law, no he has not come to do that, he has come to fulfill the law (Matthew 5:17-20). Powered by WordPress. 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. I know that while in heaven He stands “No tongue can bid me thence depart”, there is no human being that can move us from our stand for Christ (Romans 8:1). a great High Priest whose name is Love, Dated 1863, and given in Spurgeon's Our Own Hymn Book, 1866; Laudes Domini, N. Y., 1884. CCLI, OneLicense, etc). with Christ, my Savior and my God, “No Tongue can Bid Me Thence Depart” How a 19th century Hymn (Before The Throne of God Above) enforces our understanding of Mark’s Gospel. The world may wag its finger at us, it may condemn us, even imprison us, maim us or kill us but we have been forgiven; and what a glorious way to say it, “No tongue can bid me thence depart”. no tongue can bid me thence depart, no tongue can bid me thence depart. and Enl.) Ad revenue helps keep us running. Why is this important as we go through Mark’s gospel? My life is hid with Christ on high, No tongue can bid me thence depart. It is a compliment to the melody that many have mistakenly believed text and tune were created together, or that the tune predates the text. Any article wished to be posted in any other blog magazine or any other form of publication should be requested through e-mail to (dennisccook [at] hotmail [dot] com - note the middle initial "c". When Satan tempts me to despair and tells me of the guilt within, upward I look and see him there, who made an end to all my sin. 2 … Watch Video Comment Enlarge font. The text includes a multitude of scriptural allusions and images that assure us of the ministry of our “great high priest whose name is love.”   We’ll come back to the text later, but the first point to be made is how the tune brings that text alive. In the hymn “Before the Throne of God Above” the stanza before us reads : In Mark we see Jesus tearing away at the way the Law has burdened the people, a law that has been a chore instead of a joy. With Christ, my Savior and my God with Christ, my Savior and my God.Source: Trinity Psalter Hymnal #277. All of these functions for a priest or a high priest will prepare that person to be a “conduit for God’s blessing”. ( Log Out /  who made an end to all my sin. But they learned and sang the song with enthusiasm, and I am confident that over time, as we continue to sing this powerful hymn, the assurance it provides will be woven into the fabric of their faith as it has been in mine. and tells me of the guilt within, There is a brief article on Charitie Bancroft on Wikipedia.). Sara. 2 When Satan tempts me to despair My sinful soul is counted free; who ever lives and pleads for me. Charitie was the child of an Irish minister, born in county Dublin in 1841 (so the Gettys are not the first writers of great Irish hymns!) My life is hid with Christ on high, http://cbumgardner.wordpress.com/2008/05/08/before-the-throne-of-god-above-charitie-bancroft, Songs and Scriptures: Before the Throne of God Above, GUEST BLOG POST: “How to Succeed in Ministry” by Dr. Glenn Armstrong, Songs & Scriptures: In Christ Alone (v.1), BEHIND THE SONG: "10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)" by Matt Redman and Jonas Myrin, BEHIND THE SONG: Before the Throne of God Above, 2011 "Small Church" Choir Christmas Cantatas - Small Church/Large Ministry, BEHIND THE SONG: "Beneath the Waters (I WIll Rise)", Songs and Scriptures: How Deep the Father's Love for Us, Trends in Modern Worship Music from 2000-2010. What a great act of love for God to give to us his “…only Son” so that we can be forgiven through him and not forgiven through another sinful human being. ( Log Out /  For God the just is satisfied To look on Him and pardon me. I know that while in heav'n he stands, My perfect, spotless righteousness,