456. Approach, My Soul, the Mercy Seat

1 Approach, my soul, the mercy-seat,
Where Jesus answers prayer;
There humbly fall before His feet,
For none can perish there.

2 Thy promise is my only plea,
With this I venture nigh;
Thou callest burdened souls to Thee,
And such, O Lord, am I.

3 Bowed down beneath a load of sin,
By Satan sorely pressed,
By wars without and fears within,
I come to Thee for rest.

4 Be Thou my Shield and Hiding-place,
That, sheltered near Thy side,
I may my fierce Accuser face
And tell him Thou hast died.

5 O wondrous Love, to bleed and die,
To bear the cross and shame,
That guilty sinners such as I
Might plead Thy gracious Name!

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Approach, my soul, the mercy seat
Title: Approach, My Soul, the Mercy Seat
Author: John Newton (1779, ab.)
Meter: C.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Scripture:
Topic: Prayer
Tune Information
Name: SPOHR
Composer: Louis Spohr (1835, arr.)
Meter: C.M.
Key: G Major



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