The lyrics of the following hymn are absolutely beautiful and powerful. I hope that you will be blessed by these inspired thoughts from John Newton. The message is one of grace, mercy and then more grace. The gospel of Jesus Christ is the sole anchor and hope for humanity. “But far be it from me to boast, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ…” (Galatians 6:14). “Simon Peter answered him, ‘Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life, and we have believed, and have come to know, that you are the Holy One of God’” (John 6:68 – 69).
Soli Deo Gloria
APPROACH, MY SOUL, THE MERCY SEAT
Words: , Olney Hymns (London: W. Oliver, 1779).
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 by 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.
“Poor tempest-tossèd soul, be still;
My promised grace receive”;
’Tis Jesus speaks—I must, I will,
I can, I do believe.