Scripture Verse

We have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 5:1

Introduction

Words: Frank M. North, in The Me­thod­ist Hym­nal (New York: Me­thod­ist Book Con­cern, 1905), num­ber 549.

Music: War­a­tah Mo­ses S. Cross (1854–1911) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Cross (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
Frank M. North
(1850–1935)

Lyrics

Jesus, the calm that fills my breast,
No other heart than Thine can give;
This peace unstirred, this joy of rest,
None but Thy loved ones can receive.

My weary soul has found a charm
That turns to blessedness my woe;
Within the shelter of Thine arm,
I rest secure from storm and foe.

In desert wastes I feel no dread,
Fearless I walk the trackless sea;
I care not where my way is led,
Since all my life is life with Thee.

O Christ, through changeful years my guide
My comforter in sorrow’s night,
My friend, when friendless—still abide,
My Lord, my counselor, my light.

My time, my powers, I give to Thee;
My inmost soul ’tis Thine to move;
I wait for Thy eternity,
I wait, in peace, in praise, in love.