Scripture Verse

I will extend peace to her like a river, and the wealth of nations like a flooding stream. Isaiah 66:12


James Mountain (1844–1933)
Courtesy of Tunbridge Wells
Museum & Art Gallery

Words: Fran­ces R. Ha­ver­gal, 1876. The words first ap­peared in Hymns of Con­se­cra­tion and Faith.

Music: Wye Val­ley James Moun­tain, 1876 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

Frances R. Havergal (1836–1879)


Like a river glo­ri­ous, is God’s perfect peace,
Over all vic­to­ri­ous, in its bright increase;
Perfect, yet it floweth, fuller every day,
Perfect, yet it groweth, deeper all the way.


Stayed upon Je­ho­vah, hearts are fully blest
Finding, as He promised, perfect peace and rest.

Hidden in the hollow of His blessed hand,
Never foe can follow, ne­ver traitor stand;
Not a surge of worry, not a shade of care,
Not a blast of hurry touch the spirit there.


Every joy or trial falleth from above,
Traced upon our dial by the Sun of Love;
We may trust Him fully all for us to do.
They who trust Him wholly find Him wholly true.