From every stormy wind that blows,
From every swelling tide of woes,
There is to saints a sure retreat,
The Saviour on His mercy-seat.
He welcomes sinners there and sheds
The Holy Spirit on their heads,
And gives with God communion sweet
At this, the blood-stained mercy-seat.
This is the place where spirits blend,
And friend holds fellowship with friend;
Though sundered far, by faith they meet
Around one common mercy-seat.
We’ve reason great to be afraid,
If we have never asked God’s aid;
Nor sought, nor found a pardon sweet,
At Jesus’ blood-stained mercy-seat.