Message of Mercy

Come to the ark of refuge

Author: Thoro Harris
Tune: [Come to the ark of refuge]
Published in 6 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Come to the ark of refuge,
Come to the place of rest;
Safe in this quiet harbor,
Naught can thy peace molest;
Come with thy guilt to Jesus,
Weary and sore distressed;
List to His plea, Come unto Me,
And I will give you rest.

O message of mercy!
Unbounded, unknown!
He died to redeem thee;
O make Him now thine own!
By faith in His mercy,
By trust in His grace;
With saints in His kingdom,
He’ll give thy soul a place.

2 Come to the heart that loves thee,
Come to the soul’s true home,
Come while the Lord invites thee,
Come while there yet is room;
Tell Him thy every sorrow,
Naught from this Friend withhold;
He’ll hear thy prayer, thy burden bear,
Trust in His love untold. [Refrain]

3 Come to the soul’s sure refuge;
When breaks the world’s fierce blast,
He will protect His children
Till all is overpast;
When storms without are raging
Rest and be not afraid;
Look to the Lord, hope in His word,
Trust, and be undismayed. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12015

Author: Thoro Harris

Born: March 31, 1874, Washington, DC. Died: March 27, 1955, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Buried: International Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. After attending college in Battle Creek, Michigan, Harris produced his first hymnal in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1902. He then moved to Chicago, Illinois at the invitation of Peter Bilhorn, and in 1932, to Eureka Springs, Arkansas. He composed and compiled a number of works, and was well known locally as he walked around with a canvas bag full of handbooks for sale. His works include: Light and Life Songs, with William Olmstead & William Kirkpatrick (Chicago, Illinois: S. K. J. Chesbro, 1904) Little Branches, with George J. Meyer & Howard E. Smith (Chicago, Illi… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Come to the ark of refuge
Title: Message of Mercy
Author: Thoro Harris
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O message of mercy, unbounded, unknown
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #12015
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