548. 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
Author: John Newton (1725-1807)
Publication Date: 2005
Meter: CM
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
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: STRACATHRO
Composer: Charles Hutcheson (1792-1860)
Harmonizer: David Evans (1874-1948)
Meter: CM
Key: D Major
Copyright: Harmonisation © Oxford University Press



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