Scripture Verse

I will commune with thee from above the mercy seat. Exodus 25:22

Introduction

Words: E. Cut­ler, in Songs of Joy and Glad­ness, by John R. Swe­ney, Will­iam Kirk­pat­rick et al. (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Mc­Don­ald & Gill, 1885), num­ber 50.

Music: Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick (🔊 pdf nwc).

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portrait
William J. Kirkpatrick
(1838–1921)

Lyrics

Amid the toils and cares of life,
Amid the turmoil and the strife,
Rest to the weary soul is sweet;
I find it at the mercy seat.

Refrain

At the mercy seat, at the mercy seat,
I love to hold communion sweet,
With Jesus at the mercy seat.

In sore temptation’s trying hour,
When o’er the wily tempter’s power,
I strive for victory complete,
I gain it at the mercy seat.

Refrain

When darkness gathers round my way,
And I can see no cheering ray,
To guide my weary, faltering feet,
I tarry at the mercy seat.

Refrain

And when my path is bright and clear,
Without a cloud of doubt or fear,
My heart is filled with peace so sweet,
While waiting at the mercy seat.

Refrain