From every stormy wind that blows
From every stormy wind that blows. Hugh Stowell* (1799-1865).
First published in Stowell’s collection The Winter’s Wreath (London and Liverpool, 1828) and then in his Selection of Psalms & Hymns Suited to the Services of the Church of England (1831) and his The Pleasures of Religion; with other poems (1832). It was entitled ‘The Mercy Seat’, and every stanza ends with that phrase. It had six stanzas:
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 beside more sweet; It is the blood-stained mercy-seat.
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