O thou, the wretched's sure retreat

O thou, the wretched's sure retreat

Author: Mrs. Carter
Published in 47 hymnals

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1 O thou, the wretched's sure retreat,
who dost their cares controul,
And, with the cheerful smile of peace,
Revive the fainting soul!

2 Did ever thy propitious ear
The humble plea disdain?
Or when did plaintive mis'ry sigh,
Or supplicate, in vain?

3 Opprest with grief and shame, dissolv'd
In penitential tears,
Thy goodness calms our anxious doubts,
And dissipates our fears.

4 Now life from thy refreshing grace,
Our sinking hearts receive;
Thy gentlest, best-lov'd attribute,
To pity and forgive.

5 From that blest source, propitious hope
Appears serenely bright,
And sheds her soft and cheering beam
O'er sorrow's dismal night.

6 Our hearts adore thy mercy, Lord,
And bless the friendly ray,
Which ushers in the smiling morn
Of everlasting day.

Source: A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #57

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Author: Mrs. Carter

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A Collection of Hymns from Various Authors. New ed. #d246

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A Collection of Hymns, for the Christian Church and Home #233

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #370

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #370

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #370

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #370

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #370

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #370

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #VII

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #P.LXXXVIa

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #VII

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship (2nd ed.) #P.LXXXVIa

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Social and Private Worship #CCXIV

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #509

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the use of Universalist Societies and Families (13th ed.) #336

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies and Families 16ed. #336

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #279

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship (Rev. ed. with supplement) #279

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns: from Watts, Doddridge, and others (4th ed. with an appendix) #278

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (2nd ed. Enl. and Imp.) #214

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (6th ed.) #221

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms, for Social and Private Worship. (11th ed.) #221

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms: for social and private worship (3rd ed. corr.) #214

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A Selection of Hymns for Worship (2nd ed.) #195

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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns, Embracing all the Varieties of Subjects #P142

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Hymns for Public Worship #89

Hymns for Social and Private Worship, Altered to a Devotional Form #d116

Hymns for the Vestry and the Fireside #d216

Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of the Unitarian Church in Washington #d110

The Christian Hymn Book #d480

The Christian Hymn Book. 7th ed. #d484

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The Springfield Collection of Hymns for Sacred Worship #361

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