My God, 'tis to Thy mercy seatAuthor: Anne Steele (1760)
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1 Dear Father, 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 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;
Oh, let thy kind, thy gracious word,
Sustain my trembling heart!
4 Oh, never let my soul remove
From this divine retreat!
Still let me trust thy power and love,
And dwell beneath thy feet.
Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #78
My God, 'tis to Thy Mercy-seat. Anne Steele. [The Mercy-Seat.] First published in her Poems on Subjects chiefly Devotional, &c, 1760, vol. i. p. 133, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines, and headed: "Refuge and Strength in the Mercy of God." It was repeated in the 2nd edition of the Poems, &c., 1780, and in Sedgwick's reprint of her Hymns, 1863. It is in common use both in its original form and as "Dear Father, to Thy Mercy-seat." The latter form is chiefly in use in America.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 2 of 2)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|The Baptist Hymnal: for use in the church and home #394||Dear Father, to Thy mercy seat||Anne Steele||2012|
|The Cyber Hymnal #1220||Dear Father, to Thy Mercy Seat||Dear Father, to Thy mercy seat||MANOAH||Anne Steele||CM||<cite>Poems on Subjects Chiefly Devotional</cite>, 1760, volume I, page 133|