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Bold Before God's Throne

from The Whole Big Story by Kristen Gilles



Contrasts the Old Covenant -- in which only the High Priest could appear before the Holy of Holies in the Temple -- with the New Covenant, now that Christ has "torn the veil" of the temple by giving His life for our sins. Thanks to Christ, we can all boldy approach the throne of God.


Bold Before God’s Throne
Written by: Bobby and Kristen Gilles
CCLI # 6227494

Verse 1
A temple for almighty God,
A throne room deep inside,
A veil to shield the holy room
From sinners such as I.
A priest would part the inner veil
And enter once a year
To sacrifice for sins of those
Who never could draw near.

Verse 2
The day they crucified the Lord
The earth began to quake.
The veil inside the temple fell
And mercy made a way.
No longer would we need a priest
To pay for all our sin;
No veil can separate us now
So boldly we go in.

Bold before God’s throne, yet unworthy to be there;
Resting on Christ’s sacrifice – it is my only prayer.
Verse 3
Confident before the throne,
Though humbled all the more
Because the sacrifice of Christ
Became our open door.
O love of Christ, forever true,
Cursed so I’d be blessed.
And by your light, compared to You
I see my wickedness.

Verse 4
My base desires and carnal thoughts
Are enemies of Christ.
I stand condemned by my own heart,
Deserving just to die;
Yet still I do not hesitate
To stand before the king,
A paradox to all but God
Who gave his Son for me.


from The Whole Big Story, track released April 24, 2012
Kristen Gilles: vocals, piano
Phillip Miller: lead guitar
Luke Barke: saxophone
Daniel LaChance: Hammond B-3 organ
Eddy Morris: bass guitar
Jon Moore: drums


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Kristen Gilles Louisville, Kentucky

Kristen Gilles is a worship leader and deacon at Louisville’s multi-campus Sojourn Community Church. Her new CD Parker’s Mercy Brigade is a story of faith, lament, comfort, healing and worship following the stillbirth of her son.

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