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183. 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!

6.
"Poor tempest tossed soul, be still;
My promised grace receive;"
'Tis Jesus speaks—I must, I will,
I can, I do believe.

Text Information
First Line: Approach, my soul, the mercy seat
Title: Approach, my soul, the mercy seat
Publication Date: 1854
Meter: C.M.
Source: Baptist Harmony, p. 2
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: PETERBOROUGH
Meter: C.M.



Media
MIDI file: Peterborough.midi
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