Sunday, October 08, 2006

Sunday Hymn

Approach, My Soul, the Mercy Seat

Approach, my soul, the mercy seat
Where Jesus answers prayer;
There humbly fall before His feet,
For none can perish there.

Thy promise is my only plea,
With this I venture nigh;
Thou callest burdened souls to Thee,
And such, O Lord, am I!

Bowed down beneath a load of sin,
By Satan sorely pressed;
By wars without, and fears within,
I come to Thee for rest.

Be Thou my shield and hiding place,
That, sheltered near Thy side,
I may my fierce accusers face
And tell him Thou hast died.

O wondrous Love to bleed and die,
To bear the cross and shame,
That guilty sinners such as I,
Might plead Thy gracious name!

Words by John Newton, 1779

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