Scripture Verse

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


Words: Don­ald Graul, in Song Prais­es, ed­it­ed by Charles H. Ga­bri­el (Car­bon­dale, Il­li­nois: Egypt­ian Pub­lish­ing, 1906), num­ber 113.

Music: W. Still­man Mar­tin (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

W. Stillman Martin (1862–1935)


Fresh as the dew­drops fall­ing
After the heat of day,
Sweet as the per­fume ris­ing
Up from the new-mown hay,
So to the ach­ing spir­it,
Bidding its sor­row cease,
Cometh the un­seen Pre­sence,
Bearing the gift of peace.


Peace will I give, peace will I give,
Free as the dewd­rops fall­ing,
Jesus His peace will give.

Peace like the calm of ev­en­ing
Crowned by the sun­set glow,
Peace like a migh­ty ri­ver
Moving in cease­less flow;
Peace which shall pass all know­ledge
Peace none may ev­er win
Until the heart is rea­dy
For Christ to en­ter in.


Come, then, O pre­cious Sav­ior,
Great peace Thy pre­sence brings,
Lifting the heart each mo­ment
Over all earth­ly things;
Giving a glimpse of Eden,
Spirit of God, O come,
Guiding thro’ life’s deep sha­dows,
Lighting our jour­ney home.