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Hymn score of: From every stormy wind that blows - The Mercy-seat (Hugh Stowell/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

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From every stormy wind that blows - The Mercy-seat
(Hugh Stowell/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

The Mercy-seat.

1. From every stormy wind that blows,
  from every swelling tide of woes,
there is a calm, a sure retreat:
  'tis found beneath the mercy-seat.

2. There is a place where Jesus sheds
  "the oil of gladness" on our heads,
a place than all beside more sweet:
  it is the blood-stained mercy-seat.

3. There is a spot where spirits blend,
  where friend hold fellowship with friend,
though sundered far, by faith they meet
  around one common mercy-seat.

4. Ah! whither could we flee for aid,
  when tempted, desolate, dismayed –
or how the hosts of hell defeat –
  had suffering saints no mercy-seat?

5. There! there on eagle wings we soar,
  and time and sense molest no more;
and heaven comes down, our souls to greet,
  and glory crowns the mercy-seat.

6. O may my hand forget her skill,
  my tongue be silent, cold, and still,
this bounding heart forget to beat,
  if I forget the mercy-seat!

Hugh Stowell, in: Charles Rogers: Lyra Britannica, 1867, 531-532.
And in: Philipp Schaff: Christ in Song, 1870, 364-365.

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