Scripture Verse

The peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7

Introduction

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John Newton
1725–1807

Words: John New­ton, Ol­ney Hymns (Lon­don: W. Ol­iv­er, 1779), Book 3, num­ber 102.

Music: Brook­field Tho­mas B. South­gate, 1855 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

Lyrics

The peace which God alone reveals,
And by His word of grace imparts,
Which only the believer feels,
Direct and keep, and cheer your hearts.

And may the holy Three in One,
The Fa­ther, Word, and Com­fort­er,
Pour an abundant blessing down
On every soul assembled here!