386. 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.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Approach, my soul, the mercy seat
Title: Approach, My Soul, the Mercy Seat
Author: John Newton (1779)
Publication Date: 1955
Meter: C. M.
Scripture: Psalm 27:5; Matthew 11:28; Hebrews 4:16
Topic: Christ: Love of; Communion of Saints; Penitence (3 more...)
Tune Information
Name: BALLERMA
Composer: François H. Barthélémon (1741-1808)
Adapter: Robert Simpson
Meter: C. M.
Key: A♭ Major



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