O thou whose mercy hears

O thou whose mercy hears

Author: Anne Steele
Published in 40 hymnals

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

2 See! at Thy throne of grace,
A wretched wanderer mourn;
Hast Thou not bid me seek Thy face?
Hast Thou not said, Return?

3 Absent from Thee, my light,
Without one cheering ray,
Through dangers fears, and gloomy night,
How desolate my way!

4 Oh Shine upon my heart,
With beams of mercy shine;
And let Thy healing voice impart
A taste of joys divine.

Source: The Book of Worship #360

Author: Anne Steele

Anne Steele was born at Broughton, Hampshire, in 1717. Her father was a timber merchant, and at the same time officiated as the lay pastor of the Baptist Society at Broughton. Her mother died when she was 3. At the age of 19 she became an invalid after injuring her hip. At the age of 21 she was engaged to be married but her fiance drowned the day of the wedding. On the occasion of his death she wrote the hymn "When I survey life's varied scenes." After the death of her fiance she assisted her father with his ministry and remained single. Despite her sufferings she maintained a cheerful attitude. She published a book of poetry Poems on subjects chiefly devotional in 1760 under the pseudonym "Theodosia." The remaining works were published a… Go to person page >

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

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #280

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (6th ed.) #217

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A Selection of Hymns for Worship (2nd ed.) #233

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Devotional hymns: selected for public and social worship #226

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Hymn and Tune Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (Round Note Ed.) #367

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South #367

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #553

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #553

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Hymns for Sunday Schools #140

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Hymns for Sunday Schools, Youth and Children #368

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Hymns for Sunday Schools, Youth, and Children #368

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Hymns for the Sanctuary #432

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Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #874

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d829

The American Hymn and Tune Book #d607

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The Book of Worship #360

The Christian Hymn Book #d483

The Christian Hymn Book. 7th ed. #d487

The Christian Lyre #d306

The Imperial Harmony #d200

The Message Bird #d60

The Millennial Chorister #d69

The Modern Harp: or, Boston Sacred Melodist. #d186

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The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #1192

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The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #585

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