Scripture Verse

I will extend peace…like a river. Isaiah 66:12

Introduction

Words: Eli Cor­win, in The In­ter­na­tion­al Les­son Hym­nal (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Da­vid C. Cook, 1878), num­ber 125.

Music: Will­iam S. Pitts (🔊 pdf nwc).

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portrait
William S. Pitts
(1830–1918)

Lyrics

As flows the river, calm and deep,
In silence toward the sea,
So floweth ever,
And ceaseth never,
The love of God for me.

Refrain

As flows the river, calm and deep,
In silence toward the sea,
So floweth ever, and ceaseth never,
The love of God to me.

He kindly keepeth those He loves,
Secure from every fear.
From the eye that weepeth
For one that sleepeth,
He gently dries the tear.

Refrain

What peace He bringeth to my heart,
Deep as the soundless sea.
How sweetly singeth
The soul that clingeth
My loving Lord, to Thee.

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How calm at even sinks the sun
Beyond the clouded west;
So, tempest driven into the haven,
I reach the longed for rest.

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