418. O Thou, whose tender mercy hears

1 O Thou, whose tender mercy hears
Contrition's humble sigh;
Whose hand, indulgent, wipes the tears
From sorrow's weeping eye--

2 See, low before thy throne of grace
A wretched wanderer mourn;
Hast thou not bid me seek thy face?
Hast thou not said, Return?

3 And shall my guilty fears prevail
To drive me from thy feet?
Oh, let not this dear refuge fail,
This only safe retreat!

4 Absent from thee, my Guide, my Light,
Without one cheering ray,
Through dangers, fears, and gloomy night,
How desolate my way!

5 Oh, shine on this benighted heart,
With beams of mercy shine!
And let thy healing voice impart
A taste of joys divine.

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First Line: O Thou, whose tender mercy hears
Author: Mrs. Steele
Publication Date: 1873
Meter: C. M.
Scripture: Jeremiah 3:22; Jeremiah 14:7-8; Luke 9:23
Topic: The Christian System: Repentance and Faith; Contrition
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