If tonight you stood in heaven's court To seek eternal favor Would you face Jesus Christ as judge Or face him as your savior There are many who don't quite know for sure What the verdict would be, if ever
So let's imagine for a moment You are standing dead center In the courtroom of forever
Sitting before you is a structure Massive and intense It's here where your fate will be determined Before this judge's bench Then a voice booms "This court's now in session" And your adrenaline starts to rush Peering down with eyes that see through your soul Is God the Father your judge
Then off to the left across the room Is the virtual silhouette of sin Stepping out of the shadows of condemnation Your worst nightmare walks in On his face is the smirk of evil incarnate His mind fixed on your destruction in hell You've just been introduced To your prosecuting attorney None other than Satan himself
The bible says he's the accuser of the brethren So guess what he's gonna do He's gonna accuse you of your sins And he knows them all Both the old ones and the new He's prepared his case for years Now the golden moment is his So in arrogance he presents his case to the judge And it comes out sounding something like this
"God, you see this worthless Piece of trash over here This one is a sinner to the core This one's committed adultery Cursed his neighbors, stolen money Been into drugs, alcohol and even more This hopeless wretch has even Slandered his friends And by the guilty face The whole courtroom can tell That to a moral certainty And beyond any reasonable doubt This one deserves eternal judgment in hell"
The words of accusation still echo Your every sin thrown in your face Then God opens the book Where every deed is recorded And reviews your records of disgrace God says, "The book says you did this, this And this and everything you were accused of today Now before I sentence you to hell forever Are there any last words you have to say"
Now if it's true, you were standing there In the courtroom of eternity With God to your front And Satan, the persecutor to your left There's one remaining eternal truth One that's crucial to remember One you should never, ever, ever forget
Then, on the other side of the courtroom (Doom music) I said, on the other side of the courtroom (Doom music) You ain't hearing me tonight, I said ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE COURTROOM (Doom music)
Is the one and only Son of God Revealed in time and space And he's your defense attorney Who has never lost a case! It's not Buddha, Muhammad or Krishna Or any others who succumb to death Ladies and gentlemen On the other side of the courtroom Is Jesus Christ of Nazereth
Then Jesus jumps up, says "Now wait a minute judge, I got something to say May I remind you that on a cross, 2,000 years ago I washed his sins away, I was crucidied, I died They put me in the tomb About the midnight hour the power of God hit me And I walked out of that grave Alive and well, with resurrection power
Then the devil says "It's in the book It's written in the book Check the book"
God said, "Okay" Then he takes the book out, lays it open and says "Now we'll see what this book has to say"
He turns to the first page, the second, the third By the fourth, the devil seemed shook
God closes it says "The blood of Jesus must have worked 'Cause there's absolutely nothing in this book"
The devil says "Now wait a minute, check that book again All his sins are written, they're all right there"
God says, "Devil Maybe you're mistaken all together Maybe it's this other book down here"
Devil cries "NO!! Not that book! Not that one!"
God said "Devil, why are you so uptight?"
God sets the book down, the dust flies And on the cover it says "The Lamb's Book Of Life"
~ Singing ~
Is your name in that book? Is your name in that book? Is your name in that book for sure?
If you've been forgiven and your name is written Then raise your hands, praise the Lord
Yes, my name's in that book Yes, my name's in that book Yes, my name's in that book tonight
I've been forgiven and I know my name is written In The Lamb's Book Of Life In The Lamb's Book Of Life