Scripture Verse

You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in You. Isaiah 26:3


Words: Sam­u­el Eck­ing, in the Gos­pel Ma­ga­zine, late 18th Cen­tu­ry. This hymn was sung by a 250-mem­ber choir on May 4, 1865, at the State House in Spring­field, Il­li­nois, as the body of as­sas­sin­at­ed pre­si­dent Abra­ham Lin­coln lay in state, just be­fore the cas­ket was closed and tak­en to the cem­e­te­ry.

Music: Ham­burg Lo­well Ma­son, 1824. First ap­peared in The Bos­ton Han­del and Hay­dn So­ci­e­ty Col­lec­tion of Church Mu­sic, third edi­tion, 1825 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

Lowell Mason


Peace, troubled soul, thou need’st not fear;
Thy great provider still is near;
Who fed thee last, will feed thee still:
Be calm, and sink into His will.

The Lord, who built the earth and sky,
In mercy stoops to hear thy cry;
His promise all may freely claim;
Ask and receive in Jesus’ name.

Without reserve give Christ your heart,
Let Him His righteousness impart;
Then all things else He’ll freely give;
With Him you all things shall receive.

Thus shall the soul be truly blest,
That seeks in God His only rest;
May I that happy person be,
In time and in eternity.