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


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.