Scripture Verse

The peace of God, which passeth all understanding. Philippians 4:7


Words: Ano­ny­mous, in Hymns for the Cham­ber of Sick­ness, by James Ed­mes­ton (Lon­don: Re­li­gious Tract So­cie­ty, 1844), page 34.

Music: Aga­pe Charles J. Dick­in­son, 1861 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Ed­mes­ton or Dick­in­son (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Peace of God which knows no measure,
Heavenly sunbeam of the soul,
Peace beyond all earthly treasure,
Come, and every fear control.

Do disease and pains alarm me?
Do I fear impending ill?
Evil hath not power to harm me,
He can whisper—Peace, be still.

Oh! Almighty to deliver,
Thou on whom my hope is stayed,
I would trust in Thee for ever,
Then I cannot be afraid.