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Hymn: Approach my soul the mercy seat (FL)

Hymnal: The Christian Psalmist

Date: 1850

Compiler: Silas W Leonard and A D Fillmore

Publisher/Printer: S W Leonard

First Line: Approach my soul the mercy seat

Topic: <no topic given>

Writer: <no first name given> Newton


Meter: CM


Hymn Number: 92

Page Number: 127, click to see hymnal pages


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 callst the burden'd soul to thee,

And such, O Lord, am I.

Bow'd down beneath a load of sin,

By Satan sorely prest,

By wars without, and fears within,

I come to thee for rest.

Be thou my shield and hiding-place,

That, shelter'd near thy side,

I may my fierce accuser 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 his gracious name.

"Poor tempest-tossed soul, be still,

My promis'd grace receive;"-

'Tis Jesus speaks-I must, I will,

I can, I do believe.