From every stormy wind that blows

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 eagle's 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.
Brian Towey

Durham, NC, United States

In the old "Southern Harmony" this text goes with a much bolder tune ("Mercy Seat"), plus several additional verses. This is good; that is even better. If You like this, you'll love that!


Yakima, Wa, United States

I love this hymn. I love all the hymns, especially the more experiential ones of loving the Lord, Comfort in Trials...who doesn't have daily trials!!!, and Spiritual Warfare and Prayer. Did I already say, "I love the hymns, and I thank the Lord and His faithful servants for making this site more user friendly as time goes on. Thank you for your labor of love. Many times the hymns can touch my heart when nothing else or no one else can. I love the Word, but I can memorize the hymns more easily. Thank you again.

Nathan Anderson

Clay, NY, United States

I love this song. It helps in times like these.

Steven Fazekas

Thanks for maintaining the old hymns which have some significance to Biblical Christianity.