"Approach, My Soul, the Mercy-Seat"
by John Newton, 1725-1807
THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
(St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)
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 wars 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!
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Hymn #456 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_
Text: Matthew 11:28
Author: John Newton, 1779, ab.
Composer: Louis Spohr, 1835, arr.
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