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Approach, My Soul, the Mercy Seat
MARTYRDOM | Same-Tune Hymns
John Newton, 1725-1807
Hugh Wilson, 1766-1824
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 callest burdened souls to Thee,
And such, O Lord, am I!
Bowed down beneath a load of sin,
By Satan sorely pressed,
By war without and fears within,
I come to Thee for rest.
Be Thou my shield and hiding-place,
That, sheltered 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 Thy gracious Name!
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Alas! And Did My Saviour Bleed? Isaac Watts, 1674-1748
Behold the Saviour on the Cross Scottish Psalter, 1880
Psalm 119 - 4 (Daleth) · My soul to dust cleaves; quicken me,
Psalm 130 · LORD, from the depths to thee I cried.
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Psalm 141 · O LORD, I unto thee do cry,
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Psalm 57 - 1st Version · BE merciful to me, O God;
Be merciful to me;
To Calvary, Lord, in Spirit Now Edward Denny, 1796-1889