Scripture Verse

He is able…to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by Him, seeing He ever liveth to make intercession for them. Hebrews 7:25


Words: Ano­ny­mous, in the Sun­day School Hymn Book (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Am­eri­can Sun­day School Un­ion, 1827), 19th edi­tion, num­ber 131.

Music: Ab­er­deen pos­si­bly by An­drew Tait, in James Chal­mers’ un­ti­tled col­lect­ion, 1749. Me­lo­dy from Ru­di­ments of Mu­sic, by Ro­bert Brem­ner, 1756 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know the au­thor or com­pos­er, or where to get good pic­tures of them (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Behold Christ ris­ing from the grave,
Behold Him raised on high:
He pleads His mer­its there to save
Transgressors doomed to die.

There, on a glo­ri­ous throne, He reigns,
And by His pow­er di­vine,
Redeems us from the slav­ish chains
Of Sa­tan and of sin.

Thence shall the Lord to judg­ment come,
And with a so­ve­reign voice,
Shall call, and break up ev­ery tomb,
While wak­ing saints re­joice.

O may I then with joy ap­pear
Before the Judge’s face!
And with the blest as­sem­bly there,
Sing His re­deem­ing grace.