From worldly thought and busy care

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1 From worldly thought and busy care
We come to seek the place of prayer,
Where Jesus condescends to meet
His children at the mercy seat.

Chorus:
The mercy seat, the mercy seat,
Our only safe and sure retreat;
Though storms without may wildly beat,
'Tis sunshine at the mercy seat.

2 O hallowed hour that nearer brings
To mortal view eternal things,
While here we hold communion sweet
With Jesus at the mercy seat. [Chorus]

3 Come, burdened soul, if such there be,
Who from thy sorrow would'st be free;
Thy loving Savior now will meet,
And cleanse thee at the mercy seat. [Chorus]

4 Praise God that all the cross may bear,
Praise God that all a crown may wear
Praise God for such an hour so sweet,
Of blessing at the mercy seat. [Chorus]

Source: Joy to the World: or, sacred songs for gospel meetings #52

Author: Fanny J. Crosby

Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton [Langton], Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Wilson Meade, Alice Monteith, Martha C. Oliver, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Anna C. Storey, Victoria Stuart, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Mrs. J. B. Thresher, Hope Tryaway, Grace Tureman, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances… Go to person page >

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First Line: From worldly thought and busy care
Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Language: English
Refrain First Line: The mercy seat
Copyright: Public Domain

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