The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace.@Galatians 5:22


Spohr, from the oratorio Calvary, by Ludwig Spohr, 1835 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Ludwig Spohr (1784–1859)

O for a heart of calm repose
Amid the world’s loud roar,
A life that like a river flows
Along a peaceful shore!

Come, Holy Spirit! still my heart
With gentleness divine;
Indwelling peace Thou canst impart;
O make the blessing mine.

Above these scenes of storm and strife
There spreads a region fair;
Give me to live that higher life,
And breathe that heavenly air.

Come, Holy Spirit! breathe that peace
That victory make me win;
Then shall my soul her conflict cease,
And find a heaven within.