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Printed from a manuscript found after Sullivan’s death in “Hymn Tunes Composed
by Arthur Sullivan”, Novello, 1902.

1 Thou to whom the sick and dying   2 Every care and every sorrow,
    Ever came, nor came in vain,       Be it great, or be it small,
  Still with healing words replying     Yesterday, to-day, to-morrow,
    To the wearied cry of pain,       When, where’er it may befall,
      Hear us, Jesu, as we meet,
Suppliants at Thy mercy-seat.
        Lay we humbly at Thy feet,
Suppliants at Thy mercy-seat.
                 
3 Still the weary, sick and dying   4 May each child of Thine be willing,
    Need a brother’s, sister’s care;       Willing both in hand and heart,
  On Thy higher help relying,     All the law of love fulfilling,
    May we now their burden share,       Ever comfort to impart,
      Bringing all our offerings meet,
Suppliants at Thy mercy-seat.
        Ever bringing offerings meet,
Suppliants to Thy mercy-seat.

5 So may sickness, sin, and sadness
    To Thy healing power yield,
  Till the sick and sad, in gladness
    Rescued, ransomed, cleansèd, healed,
      One in Thee together meet,
Pardoned at Thy judgement-seat.

Godfrey Thring, 1823 - 1903.

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