290t AVON (SACRED THRONE) (THE CHRISTIAN'S DESIRE) - Southern Harmony
to the 1991 Revision version of this tune
to the Cooper book version of this tune
Oh! thou, whose tender mercy hears contrition's humble sigh;
Whose hand indulgent wipes the tears from sorrow's weeping eye.
See, low before thy throne of grace a wretched wand'rer mourn;
Hast thou not bid me seek thy face? Hast thou not said -- return?
And shall my guilty fears prevail to drive me from thy feet?
Oh! let not this dear refuge fail, this only safe retreat.
Absent from thee, my Guide, my Light, without one cheering ray;
Through dangers, fears, and gloomy night, how desolate my way!
Oh! shine on this benighted heart, with beams of mercy shine!
And let thy healing voice impart a taste of joy divine.