The Throne

Mar 4, 2020

by Jarred Bullock

The season of Lent provides us the opportunity to understand our dependence on our Savior, Jesus Christ, through every aspect of our lives. 

As we walk along with Jesus in the wilderness, we will be examining the depths of our sin, experiencing temptation, and through it all exalting the name of Christ in anticipation of His resurrection.

“The Throne” was written in response to this understanding, and we declare these truths through corporate worship at WestSide.

Hebrews 4:14-16 is the text source we used in writing the lyrics, and the song is structured in a way that reflects this text.

Verses 1 and 2 represent our acknowledgement that we serve a God who knows our suffering (Hebrews 4:14-15). The chorus is our response to this truth which comes directly from verse 16, which says,

“Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”

Temptation plagues us daily, and some days will be harder than others. Our prayer is that this song and the others on this soundtrack will help ground you in the truth of God’s Word: that we serve a God who knows our temptations more than we do. Because of this, we can respond by drawing near to His throne and finding help in our time of need.

The Throne Lyrics:

Verse 1: Hebrews 4:14-15
I serve a God who knows
my suffering more than I
Born in the earth below
He came to die
I walk with Christ my king
my confidence and hope
In confidence I sing
Before the throne

Chorus: Hebrews 4:16
So I draw near, before the throne
His mercy here, by grace alone
God you have have offered me refuge
So boldly I’m bowing low
You’ve drawn me here
Before the throne

Verse 2: Hebrews 4:14-15
I serve a God who knows
temptation more than I
Sinless through it all
The word alive
I come to Christ my king
my confidence and hope
With nothing else to bring
But faith alone

Tyler Saxton, Phillip Neeley, Lance Mullins, Adam Dell, Jarred Bullock