Peace I leave with you, My peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14:27
Words: Nikolaus Selnecker et al. (Ach bleib bei uns, Herr Jesu Christ). Published posthumously in Geistliche Psalmen (Nuremberg, Germany: 1611). Translated from German to English by Robert S. Bridges (1844–1930).
Now cheer our hearts this eventide,
Lord Jesus Christ, and with us bide,
Thou that canst never set in night,
Our heavenly sun, our glorious light.
May we and all who bear Thy name
By gentle love Thy cross proclaim,
Thy gift of peace on earth secure,
And for Thy truth the world endure.