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From every stormy wind that blows,
From every swelling tide of woes,
There is a calm, a sure retreat;
’Tis found beneath the mercy seat.

There is a place where Jesus sheds
The oil of gladness on our heads;
A place than all besides more sweet;
It is the blood bought mercy seat.

There is a scene where spirits blend,
Where friend holds fellowship with friend;
Though sundered far, by faith they meet
Around one common mercy seat.

There, there, on eagles’ wings we soar,
And time and sense seem all no more;
And heaven comes down, our souls to greet,
And glory crowns the mercy seat.

Oh, let my hand forget her skill,
My tongue be silent, cold, and still,
This bounding heart forget to beat,
If I forget the mercy seat!


Hugh Stowell died this date,10/8/1865 at Pendleton,Lancashire, England.  Stowell was educated at St. Edmund Hall, Oxford (BA 1822, MA 1826).  He was ordained an Anglican (1823), became rector at Christ Church, Salford (1831) was appointed Honorable Canon in Chester Cathedral (1845) and chaplain to the Bishop of Manchester (1851).  He was born 12/3/1799 at Douglas, Isle of Man.

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