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My Advocate

Martha Snell Nicholson, Treasures, (Moody Press, Moody Bible Institute of Chicago, 1952)

I sinned. And straightway, post-haste Satan flewBefore the presence of the Most High God,And made a railing accusation there.He said, "This soul, this thing of clay and sodHas sinned. &ls;Tis true that he has named Thy name,But I demand his death, for Thou hast said,&ls;The soul that sinneth, it shall die!' Shall notThy 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 lawMust be fulfilled: the guilty sinner dies!But wait. Suppose his guilt were all transferredTo ME and that I paid his penalty!Behold My hands, My side, My feet! One dayI was made sin for him, and died that heMight 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!