Approach, my soul, the mercy-seat,

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    Verse 1
    Approach, my soul, the mercy-seat,
    Where Jesus answers prayer;
    There humbly fall before His feet,
    For none can perish there.

    Verse 2
    Thy promise is my only plea,
    With this I venture nigh;
    Thou callest burden'd souls to Thee,
    And such, O Lord, am I.

    Verse 3
    Bow'd down beneath a load of sin,
    By Satan sorely press'd,
    By war without, and fears within,
    I come to Thee for rest.

    Verse 4
    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.

    Verse 5
    Oh wondrous love, to bleed and die,
    To bear the cross and shame,
    That guilty sinners, such as I,
    Mighty plead Thy gracious name.