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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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches: to which are added prayers for families and individuals #57Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches, to which are added prayers for families and individuals (New and Enl. Stereotype Ed.) #57Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #57TextPage Scan
A Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Worship approved by the Presbytery of Charleston #d118
A Collection of Hymns from Various Authors. New ed. #d246
A Collection of Hymns, for the Christian Church and Home #233Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #370Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #370Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #370Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #370Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #370Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #370Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #VIITextPage Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #P.LXXXVIaPage Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #VIIPage Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship (2nd ed.) #P.LXXXVIaPage Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Social and Private Worship #CCXIVPage Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #509Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the use of Universalist Societies and Families (13th ed.) #336Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies and Families 16ed. #336Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #279Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship (Rev. ed. with supplement) #279Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns: from Watts, Doddridge, and others (4th ed. with an appendix) #278Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (2nd ed. Enl. and Imp.) #214Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (6th ed.) #221Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Psalms, for Social and Private Worship. (11th ed.) #221Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Psalms: for social and private worship (3rd ed. corr.) #214Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns for Worship (2nd ed.) #195Page Scan
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns, Embracing all the Varieties of Subjects #P142Page Scan
A Selection of Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns from Watts, Doddridge, Merrick, Scott, Cowper, Barbauld, Steele, and others (2nd ed.) #278Page Scan
A Selection of Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns, from Watts, Doddridge, Merrick, Scott, Cowper, Barbauld, Steele ...compiled for the use of the Unitarian Church in Philadelphia #278Page Scan
Hymns for Public Worship #89Page Scan
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
Selection from Tate and Brady's Version of the Psalms; with Hymns by Various Authors, for the Church in Brattle-Square #d207
Supplement to Watts: a Selection of More than Five Hundred Hymns, from the Most Approved Authors on a Great Variety of Subjects ... #d322
The Christian Hymn Book #d480
The Christian Hymn Book. 7th ed. #d484
The Christian Psalmist: being a collection of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs compiled from the most approved authors, and designed as a standard hymn book for public and social worship #251Page Scan
The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies: compiled from approved authors, with variations and additions (9th ed.) #329Page Scan
The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies: compiled from approved authors, with variations and additions. Second Ed. #329Page Scan
The Philadelphia Hymn Book; or, a selection of sacred poetry, consisting of psalms and hymns from Watts...and others, adapted to public and private devotion #278Page Scan
The Sacred Lyre: a new collection of hymns and tunes, for social and family worship #63Page Scan
The Springfield Collection of Hymns for Sacred Worship #361Page Scan
The Universalist Hymn Book: a New Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies. 4th ed. #d348
The Universalist Hymn-Book: a new collection of psalms and hymns, for the use of Universalist Societies (Stereotype ed.) #403Page Scan



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