Scripture Verse

The mighty God…the Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6

Introduction

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Mary S. B. D. Shindler
(1810–1883)

Words: Ap­peared in the Church of Eng­land Ma­ga­zine, March 3, 1858. Var­i­ous­ly at­trib­ut­ed to Ma­ry Ann Ser­rett Bar­ber (1801–1864) or Mary S. B. Shind­ler (1810–1883).

Music: Alet­ta Will­iam B. Brad­bu­ry, Ju­bi­lee (New York: 1858) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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William B. Bradbury
(1816–1868)

Lyrics

Prince of Peace, control my will;
Bid the struggling heart be still;
Bid my fears and doubtings cease,
Hush my spirit into peace.

Thou hast bought me with Thy blood,
Opened wide the gate to God;
Peace I ask, but peace must be,
Lord, in being one with Thee.

May Thy will, not mine, be done;
May Thy will and mine be one;
Chase these doubtings from my heart,
Now Thy perfect peace impart.

Savior, at Thy feet I fall,
Thou my life, my God, my all;
Let Thy happy servant be
One forevermore with Thee!