1. From ev’ry stormy wind that blows

From ev’ry swell-ing tide of woes;

There is a calm, a sure retreat;

‘Tis found beneath the mercy seat.

2. 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.

3. There is a scene where spirits blend

And friend holds fellowship with friend,

Though sundered far, by faith we meet;

Around one common mercy seat.

4. There, there on eagle wing we soar

And time and sense seem all no more;

And heaven comes down our souls to greet;

And glory crowns the mercy seat.

1. Admit that you are a sinner. "For all [humans] have sinned, and comes short of the glory of God....[and] the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord" (Romans 3:23)
2. Repent now. "Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out ...[for] if we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness " (Acts 3:19, 1 John 1:9)
3. Believe that God loves you and Jesus died for you. "God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet Sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8)
4. Invite Jesus into your life through prayer of faith. Jesus says, "Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me" (Revelation 3:20)