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

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

W. Stillman Martin (🔊 pdf nwc).

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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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain

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.

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