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Joseph Braun United States (6/20/2005 11:28:00 PM)

In high school we had to memorize a poem entitled 'My Advocate'. I can only remember that it was about Jesus standing in front of God and defending us, but I don't remember any actual lines or the author. If anybody out there knows of it, please let me know! ! !

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  • L M (7/8/2005 2:52:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    My Advocate

    I sinned. And straightway, post-haste Satan flew
    Before the presence of the Most High God,
    And made a railing accusation there.
    He said, “This soul, this thing of clay and sod
    Has sinned. ‘Tis true that he has named Thy name,
    But I demand his death, for Thou hast said,
    ‘The soul that sinneth, it shall die! ’ Shall not
    Thy sentence be fulfilled? Is Justice dead?
    Send now this wretched sinner to his doom.
    What other thing can righteous ruler do? ”
    And thus he did accuse me day and night,
    And every word he spoke, O God, was true!

    Then quickly One rose up from God’s right hand,
    Before Whose glory angels veiled their eyes.
    He spoke, “Each jot and tittle of the law
    Must be fulfilled: the guilty sinner dies!
    But wait. Suppose his guilt were all transferred
    To ME and that I paid his penalty!
    Behold My hands, My side, My feet! One day
    I was made sin for him, and died that he
    Might be presented faultless, at Thy throne! ”
    And Satan fled away. Full well he knew
    That he could not prevail against such love,
    For every word my dear Lord spoke was true!

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