I love the blessed mercy seat

There's a place where weary mortals

Author: Johnson Oatman
Tune: [There's a place where weary mortals]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 There’s a place where weary mortals
May find a rest complete,
Where the earth and heaven mingles,
‘Tis at the mercy seat.

Yes, I love the mercy seat;
There’s no other safe retreat;
There by faith I meet my Saviour,
At the blessed mercy seat.

2 There I take to Christ my burdens,
And cast them at His feet,
And my soul finds sweet refreshing
Down at the mercy seat. [Refrain]

3 Here my heart finds perfect cleansing,
Each part made pure and sweet,
Here I am baptized for duty,
Down at the mercy seat. [Refrain]

4 When at last this life is ended,
And I my Lord shall greet,
I shall find the gates of heaven
Beyond the mercy seat. [Refrain]

Source: Hymns of the Kingdom: for use in religious meetings #21

Author: Johnson Oatman

Johnson Oatman, Jr., son of Johnson and Rachel Ann Oatman, was born near Medford, N. J., April 21, 1856. His father was an excellent singer, and it always delighted the son to sit by his side and hear him sing the songs of the church. Outside of the usual time spent in the public schools, Mr. Oatman received his education at Herbert's Academy, Princetown, N. J., and the New Jersey Collegiate Institute, Bordentown, N. J. At the age of nineteen he joined the M.E. Church, and a few years later he was granted a license to preach the Gospel, and still later he was regularly ordained by Bishop Merrill. However, Mr. Oatman only serves as a local preacher. For many years he was engaged with his father in the mercantile business at Lumberton… Go to person page >

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First Line: There's a place where weary mortals
Title: I love the blessed mercy seat
Author: Johnson Oatman
Refrain First Line: Yes, I love the mercy seat
Copyright: Public Domain


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