Scripture Verse

Peace I leave with you, My peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14:27

Introduction

Words & Mu­sic: Fran­ces Ab­er­na­thy, in Ro­de­hea­ver’s Sun­day School Songs, ed­it­ed by Charles H. Ga­bri­el (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Ro­de­hea­ver Com­pa­ny, cir­ca 1917), num­ber 207 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

Lyrics

He was despisèd, was poor, and an outcast;
He had no riches to leave to His own;
And yet He bequeathed us a priceless possession,
Gift that all mortals are yearning to own.

Refrain

Peace I give unto thee,
My peace I leave with thee;
Not as the world, give I unto thee
;
O priceless legacy!
That there should be for thee
Peace overflowing thy soul.

Is your back bending ’neath poverty’s burden?
Christ’s precious gift
Means so much more than wealth;
If you are afflicted with sickness and suffering,
List to His promise—it giveth you health.

Refrain

Freely to all is this legacy given,
All may find peace, tho’ the care-billows roll;
How freely it’s offered! The only condition,
God must be given His way with your soul.

Refrain