Scripture Verse

He makes wars to cease unto the end of the earth. Psalm 46:9

Introduction

Words: Hen­ry W. Bak­er, 1861. Note: The com­pos­er and au­thor are dif­fer­ent men.

Music: Hes­per­us Hen­ry Bak­er, 1854. First pub­lished in A Hym­nal for Use in the Eng­lish Church, by John Grey, 1866 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

portrait
Henry W. Baker
(1821–1877)

Lyrics

O God of love, O King of peace,
Make wars throughout the world to cease;
The wrath of sinful men restrain,
Give peace, O God, give peace again!

Remember, Lord, Thy works of old,
The wonders that our fathers told;
Remember not our sin’s dark stain,
Give peace, O God, give peace again!

Whom shall we trust but Thee, O Lord?
Where rest but on Thy faithful Word?
None ever called on Thee in vain,
Give peace, O God, give peace again!

Where saints and angels dwell above,
All hearts are knit in holy love;
O bind us in that heavenly chain!
Give peace, O God, give peace again!