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 #CCXPage Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the use of Universalist Societies and Families (13th ed.) #345Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #280Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (2nd ed. Enl. and Imp.) #210Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (6th ed.) #217Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Psalms, for Social and Private Worship. (11th ed.) #217Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Psalms: for social and private worship (3rd ed. corr.) #210Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns for Worship (2nd ed.) #233Page Scan
Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship: a collection compiled by a committee of the Cheshire Pastoral Association (11th ed.) #372Page Scan
Devotional hymns: selected for public and social worship #226Page Scan
Evangelical Musick: or, The Sacred Minstrel and Sacred Harp United: consisting of a great variety of psalm and hymn tunes, set pieces, anthems, etc. (10th ed) #42bPage Scan
Hymn and Tune Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (Round Note Ed.) #367Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South #367Page Scan
Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #553Page Scan
Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #553Page Scan
Hymns for Sunday Schools #140Page Scan
Hymns for Sunday Schools, Youth and Children #368Page Scan
Hymns for Sunday Schools, Youth, and Children #368Page Scan
Hymns for the Sanctuary #432Page Scan
Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #874Page Scan
Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d829
New Hymn and Tune book: an Offering of Praise for the Methodist Episcopal Church #221dPage Scan
New Hymn and Tune Book: an Offering of Praise for the Use of the African M. E. Zion Church of America #221dPage Scan
Sacred Poetry and Music Reconciled; or a Collection of Hymns, Original and Compiled #194Page Scan
Selection from Tate and Brady's Version of the Psalms; with Hymns by Various Authors, for the Church in Brattle-Square #d209
The American Hymn and Tune Book #d607
The Book of Worship #360TextPage Scan
The Choral: a Collection of Church Music, Adapted to the Worship of All Denominations #d159
The Christian Hymn Book #d483
The Christian Hymn Book. 7th ed. #d487
The Christian Lyre #d306
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 #247Page Scan
The Heart and Voice: or, Songs of Praise for the Sanctuary: hymn and tune book, designed for congregational singing in the Methodist Episcopal Church, and for congregations generally #233aPage Scan
The Imperial Harmony #d200
The Jubilee Harp: a choice selection of psalmody, ancient and modern, designed for use in public and social worship #313Page Scan
The Message Bird #d60
The Millennial Chorister #d69
The Modern Harp: or, Boston Sacred Melodist. #d186
The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #1192Page Scan
The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #585Page Scan



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