Old-Line Primitive Baptist Hymn and Tune Book

Hymn #281: Approach, My Soul, The Mercy-Seat

Hymn #280 Hymn #282

The Christian

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281 (C.M.) John Newton

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, "Christ hast died."

Oh, wondrous love! to bleed and die,

To bear the cross and shame,

That guilty sinners, such as I,

Might plead Thy gracious name!

“Poor, tempest-tossèd soul, be still;

My promised grace receive;”

'Tis Jesus speaks: I must, I will,

I can, I do believe.

Hymn #280 Hymn #282