"Approach, My Soul, the Mercy-Seat"
                         by John Newton, 1725-1807
                                Text From:
                            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!

Notes: Hymn #456 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Matthew 11:28 Author: John Newton, 1779, ab. Composer: Louis Spohr, 1835, arr. Tune: "Spohr"
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