Scripture Verse

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


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).

If you know Hall’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

William J. Kirkpatrick (1838–1921)


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.


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.


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.


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.