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507. 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 war 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!

Text Information
First Line: Approach, my soul, the mercy seat
Title: Approach, My Soul, the Mercy Seat
Author: John Newton (1779)
Meter: C.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1990
Scripture:
Tune Information
Name: DALEHURST
Composer: Arthur Cottman (1874)
Meter: C.M.
Key: F Major



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