O thou whose tender mercy hearsAuthor: Anne Steele
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1 O thou whose tender mercy hears
Contrition's humble sigh;
Whose hand indulgent, wipes the tears
From sorrow's weeping eye.
2 See! low before the throne of grace
A wretched wanderer mourn:
Hast thou not bide me seek thy face?
Hast thou not said, return?
3 And shall my guilty fears prevail
To drive me from thy feet?
O let not this dear refuge fail,
This only safe retreat.
4 Absent from thee, my guide, my light,
Without one cheering ray,
Through dangers, fears, and gloomy night,
How desolate my way!
5 O shine on this benighted heart,
With beams of mercy shine;
And let thy healing voice impart
A taste of joys divine.
6 Thy presence only can bestow
Delights which never cloy;
Be this my solace, here below,
And my eternal joy.
The Christian's duty, exhibited in a series of hymns, 1791
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