Mercy Seat (Oliver Holden)
- Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-02-07). Score information: Letter, 1 page, 35 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes: Oval note edition. Four more stanzas of Cowper's hymn added below.
- Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-02-07). Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 50 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Four more stanzas of Cowper's hymn added below.
Description: Words by William Cowper, 1779, his Hymn 44 of Book 2.
Original text and translations
Jesus, where-e'er Thy people meet,
There they behold Thy mercy seat.
Where-e'er they seek Thee Thou art found,
And every place is hallowed ground.
For Thou, within no walls confined,
Inhabitest the humble mind;
Such ever bring Thee, where they come,
And going, take Thee to their home.
Dear shepherd of the chosen few!
Thy former mercies here renew;
Here, to our waiting hearts, proclaim
The sweetness of Thy saving name.
Here may we prove the power of prayer,
To strengthen faith, and sweeten care;
To teach our faint desires to rise,
And bring all heav'n before our eyes.
Lord, we are few, but Thou art near;
Nor short Thine arm, nor deaf Thine ear;
O rend the heav'ns, come quickly down,
And make a thousand hearts thine own!