Intercession.  John 17. 24; Heb. 5. 7; 1 John 2. 1

A. M. Toplady                                C.M.

Awake, sweet gratitude, and sing
The ascended Saviour’s love;
Sing how he lives to carry on
His people’s cause above.

With cries and tears he offered up
His humble suit below;
But with authority he asks,
Enthroned in glory now.

For all that come to God by him,
Salvation he demands;
Points to their names upon his breast,
And spreads his wounded hands.

His sweet atoning sacrifice
Gives sanction to his claim:
“Father, I will that all my saints
Be with me where I am.”

Eternal life, at his request,
To every saint is given;
Safety on earth, and, after death,
The plenitude of heaven.

Founded on right, thy prayer avails;
The Father smiles on thee;
And now thou in thy kingdom art,
Dear Lord, remember me.

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