The Mercy Seat
written and arranged by Mary Katherine May
of Quality Music and Books
for Vocal Solo or C Instrument
There are many times in our life when we turn to the Mercy Seat of the Lord, and often in such circumstances we are helpless but to pray. Prayer is the best of all things to do, entrusting our hearts to the one who provides the ultimate healing.
This song was written following the news about two dear friends walking through very serious times. I wrote the music previous to the writing the refrain. The stanzas are a paraphrase of a John Newton hymn.
It is dedicated Pastors Bud and Elaine Bonn. Elaine offers healing prayer through Healing Center International, and Budd is visitation pastor at Lutheran Church of the Master in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota.
The quilted square used as a graphic in this video was designed and executed by me, Mary Katherine May. The background upon which the quilt art lies is a photograph of the Lily of the Valley patch in our front yard.