My God, ‘Tis To Thy Mercy-Seat   1 comment

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Above:  Christ the Merciful

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Hymn Source = The Hymnal of the Evangelical and Reformed Church (1941)

Text (published in 1760) by Anne Steele (1716-1778)

The Hymnal of the Evangelical and Reformed Church (1941) changed the opening line to “Dear Father, to Thy mercy-seat,” as Armin Haeussler’s The Story of Our Hymns:  The Handbook to the Hymnal of the Evangelical and Reformed Church (1952) informs me.

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1.  My God, ’tis to Thy mercy-seat

My soul for shelter flies;

‘Tis here I find a safe retreat

When storms and tempests rise.

2.  My cheerful hope can can never die,

If Thou, my God, art near;

Thy grace can raise my comforts high,

And banish every fear.

3.  My great Protector and my Lord,

Thy constant aid impart;

O let Thy kind, Thy gracious word

Sustain my trembling heart.

4.  O never let my soul remove

From this divine retreat;

Still let me trust Thy power and love

And dwell beneath Thy feet.

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