425. Lord, I approach the mercy-seat

1 Lord, I approach the mercy-seat,
Where thou dost answer prayer;
There humbly fall before thy 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 rejoice in Jesus' grace--
In Jesus crucified.

5 Oh, wondrous love!--to bleed and die,
To bear the cross and shame,
That guilty sinners, such as I,
Might plead thy gracious name.

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First Line: Lord, I approach the mercy-seat
Author: Newton
Meter: C. M.
Publication Date: 1873
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: The Christian System: Repentance and Faith; Pleading His Gracious Name
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