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In Excelsis, 1896038
Approach, My Soul, the Mercy-SeatRev. John Newton, 1779

Hymn NumberTuneComposer or SourceMeter
038aNorthreppsJosiah Booth, 1887Common Meter (8.6.8.6.)
038bPhilippiSamuel Wesley (1766-1837)Common Meter (8.6.8.6.)
038cDalehurstArthur Cottman, 1872Common Meter (8.6.8.6.)

1Approach, my soul, the mercy-seat,
Where Jesus answers prayer;
There humbly fall before His feet,
For none can perish there.
2Thy promise is my only plea,
With this I venture nigh;
Thou callest burdened souls to Thee,
And such, O Lord, am I.
3Bowed down beneath a load of sin,
By Satan sorely pressed,
By war without, and fears within,
I come to Thee for rest.
4Be Thou my shield and hiding-place,
That, sheltered near Thy side,
I may my fierce accuser face,
And tell him, Thou hast died!
5Oh, wondrous love! To bleed and die,
To bear the cross and shame,
That guilty sinners, such as I,
Might plead Thy gracious name. Amen.
Genesis32:26And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me.
Exodus17:11And it came to pass, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed: and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed.
Exodus25:17And thou shalt make a mercy seat of pure gold: two cubits and a half shall be the length thereof, and a cubit and a half the breadth thereof.
Exodus25:22And there I will meet with thee, and I will commune with thee from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubims which are upon the ark of the testimony, of all things which I will give thee in commandment unto the children of Israel.
Psalm50:15And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.
Psalm65:2O thou that hearest prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come.
Psalm71:16I will go in the strength of the Lord GOD: I will make mention of thy righteousness, even of thine only.
Psalm116:7Return unto thy rest, O my soul; for the LORD hath dealt bountifully with thee.
Psalm119:42So shall I have wherewith to answer him that reproacheth me: for I trust in thy word.
Jeremiah6:16Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.
Ezekiel36:37Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will yet for this be enquired of by the house of Israel, to do it for them; I will increase them with men like a flock.
Matthew7:7Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
Matthew11:28-3028 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
Mark11:24Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
Luke2:15And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.
Luke18:1And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;
John3:16For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
John6:37All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.
John16:24Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.
Acts3:1Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, being the ninth hour.
Acts10:43To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins.
Colossians4:2Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving;
Hebrews4:14-1614 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. 15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. 16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
Hebrews4:16Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
1 Peter5:8Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
1 John2:1My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:
1 John3:16Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.