the refuge of all who are distressed,
in all troubles of this mortal life
draw us to you to find comfort
in knowing your loving-kindness
and tender mercy.
Shelter us in your mercy
that the storms of life may pass over us
and not shake the peace of God within us;
through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
Source: George Dawson, d. 1876
Source of this version: Freely modified from Collects and Prayers for use in Church, United Lutheran Church in America, 1935, #247