The new album from Sojourn Music is very good, especially the opening song that was inspired by an old hymn written by John Newton. The original hymn lyrics were tweaked and then recorded and released by Jamie Barnes. The song is titled “Approach My Soul, The Mercy Seat” and it was released online on JT’s blog this past week (where you can download the mp3 for free). I find myself listening to it over and over again.
You can listen to the beautiful hymn here:
Approach My Soul, The Mercy Seat
Approach my soul, the mercy seat
Where Holy One and helpless meet
There fall before my Judges’ feet
Thy promise is my only plea, O God
Send wings to lift the clutch of sin
You who dwell between the cherubim
From war without and fear within
Relieve the grief from the shoulders of crumbling men
O God—Pour out your mercy to me
My God, Oh what striking love to bleed.
Fashion my heart in your alchemy
With the brass to front the devil’s perjury
And surefire grace my Jesus speaks
I must. I will. I do believe. O Lord.