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.