The more and more I listen to this song the more I love it. My wife got me into this song and so I dedicate it to her. This is an old Hymn that was created in the late 1800s. I'd like to just walk you through my interpretation of it:
Before the throne of God above Matthew 12:36 Everyone will one day stand before the throne of God. God will inspect their life to see if they are found guilty of violating God's Holiness. The writer is coming before the throne...
I have a strong and perfect plea. Hebrews 4:16 The author comes with boldness to the Throne for a reason....
A great high Priest whose Name is Love Hebrews 4:14 Although the writer knows he is guilty, the High Priest, who is Jesus Christ, who came in love and truth, is his defense
Who ever lives and pleads for me. Hebrews 7:25 Christ is the everlasting priesthood that pleads forever on the writer's behalf
My name is graven on His hands,
My name is written on His heart. Jesus work (hands) on the cross was for us because He loves (heart) us
I know that while in Heaven He stands
No tongue can bid me thence depart. 1 Peter 1:3-5 Nothing can take us away from the God that saved us because He, with His strength, keeps us
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. Psalm 103:12 The writer is looking to Christ on the cross when he is attacked by Satan. Although the writer still sins he knows his sin has been paid for already.
Because the sinless Savior died
My sinful soul is counted free. The writers guilt now becomes Joy
For God the just is satisfied
To look on Him and pardon me. Isaiah 53:10 God was satisfied to see Jesus crushed because it appeased the wrath that we deserved
Behold Him there the risen Lamb, All glory is pointed to the one that did all the work. None of it to us.
My perfect spotless righteousness, Christ's perfect righteousness is imputed to the writer
The great unchangeable I AM, Hebrews 13:8 Jesus and His love never changes
The King of glory and of grace, Revelation 19:16 He now rules as King
One in Himself I cannot die. Revelation 20:6 The writer will not taste the second death
My soul is purchased by His blood, 1 Corinthians 6:20 Jesus paid the price for the writers soul
My life is hid with Christ on high,
With Christ my Savior and my God! the writer will spend eternity with his Savior and God, Jesus