Scripture Verse

He arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. Mark 4:39

Introduction

Words: Ad­ah T. Hen­der­son, in Light and Life Songs, ed­it­ed by Will­iam B. Olm­stead & Tho­ro Har­ris (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: W. B. Rose, 1904), num­ber 107.

Music: W. Car­roll Ra­de­baugh (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

Lyrics

There’s a song my heart is singing,
Thro’ my soul the sweet tones thrill;
To my life true joy ’tis bringing,
In the sweet words, Peace, be still.

Refrain

O my heart is softly singing!
Unto Him my soul is clinging,
Sweetest peace His words are bringing,
When He whispers, Peace, be still.

Sailing over life’s rough ocean,
Raging winds the canvas fill;
But above the storm’s commotion,
Comes the whisper, Peace, be still.

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So my life is filled with gladness,
And my heart bows to His will;
Lighter trial, pain and sadness,
When He whispers, Peace, be still.

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When I cross death’s surging river,
And its waves my heart would chill,
With new life my soul shall quiver,
As He whispers, Peace, be still.

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