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We call on the LORD for help—and at the same time recognize that He has heard our cries for mercy.

BibleGateway: Psalm 28

ESV Text: Psalm 28

KJV Text:

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KJV Text (alt. audio): Chapter 28:

     1 A Psalm of David. Unto thee will I cry, O LORD my rock; be not silent to me: lest, if thou be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit. 2 Hear the voice of my supplications, when I cry unto thee, when I lift up my hands toward thy holy oracle. 3 Draw me not away with the wicked, and with the workers of iniquity, which speak peace to their neighbours, but mischief is in their hearts. 4 Give them according to their deeds, and according to the wickedness of their endeavours: give them after the work of their hands; render to them their desert. 5 Because they regard not the works of the LORD, nor the operation of his hands, he shall destroy them, and not build them up.

     6 Blessed be the LORD, because he hath heard the voice of my supplications. 7 The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him. 8 The LORD is their strength, and he is the saving strength of his anointed. 9 Save thy people, and bless thine inheritance: feed them also, and lift them up for ever.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 456:
Approach, my Soul, the Mercy Seat

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

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

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

4. Be Thou my Shield and Hiding-place, 
That, sheltered near Thy side, 
I may my fierce Accuser face 
And tell him Thou hast died. 

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