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!
|First Line:||Approach, my soul, the mercy seat|
|Author:||John Newton (1725-1807)|
|Scripture:||Hebrews 4:16; Hebrews 9:1-5; Matthew 11:28-19; Psalm 33:20; Romans 7:23|
|Topic:||Life in Christ: Our Response to Christ - In Devotion; Jesus: cross|
|Composer:||Charles Hutcheson (1792-1860)|
|Harmonizer:||David Evans (1874-1948)|
|Copyright:||Harmonisation © Oxford University Press|