Scripture Verse

Be still, and know that I am God.@Psalm 46:10

Introduction

Words: G. M. Hall, 1901. Ap­peared in Songs of Praise and Sal­va­tion, ed­it­ed by Will­iam Kirk­pat­rick, George A. Mc­Laugh­lin, Charles J. Fow­ler & Hen­ry L. Gilmour (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois & Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Chris­tian Wit­ness Com­pa­ny, 1902), num­ber 131.

Music: Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick (🔊 pdf nwc).

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William J. Kirkpatrick
(1838–1921)

Lyrics

There’s a stillness in the air,
And a vision, bright and fair,
Of the glory which surrounds the holy place;
For my soul with joy is filled,
And my being now is thrilled
With a blessèd, peaceful, holy quietness.

Refrain

O this holy quietness! Holy quietness!
Restful moment of bliss!
How my heart with joy is filled!
And my soul and being thrilled
With peaceful, holy quietness.

Thro’ the veil I now have come
To the sacred upper room,
Where my Lord and Savior sits in majesty;
Being reconciled to Him,
And His Spirit now within,
All my soul is hushed in holy ecstasy.

Refrain

In this blessèd upper room
I am perfectly at home,
For my rest in Jesus here is made complete;
All my struggles now are past,
And my rest has come at last,
At this holy, quiet, peaceful mercy seat.

Refrain

O! this calm and heav’nly joy,
Nothing ever can destroy
While His Spirit guards and keeps the holy place;
While I trust without a fear,
No discordant sounds I hear,
To disturb my soul from resting in His grace.

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