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Approach, My Soul, the Mercy Seat

I have a high appreciation for the music produced by the Reformed University Fellowship. These talented musicians have done a good job in combining biblically-rich lyrics (often old and nearly forgotten hymns) with engaging contemporary music. Here's an example, from Kevin Twit, that will encourage you if you feel guilty for your sins.

Approach, My Soul, the Mercy Seat
based on Ps. 32:5-7

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

1. Thy promise is my only plea,
With this I venture nigh;
Thou callest burdened souls to Thee
And such, O Lord, am I.

2. Bowed down beneath a load of sin,
By Satan sorely pressed,
By wars without and fears within,
I come to Thee for rest.

3. Be Thou my shield and hiding place,
That, sheltered near Thy side,
I may my fierce accuser face,
And tell him Thou hast died!

4. O wondrous love! To bleed and die,
To bear the cross and shame,
That guilty sinners, such as I,
Might plead Thy gracious name!


--John Newton, 1779

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