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

Helen A. Himes, in The Gospel Hymn Book, by Daniel B. Towner (Dayton, Ohio: Lorenz Publishing Company, 1903), number 167.

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Daniel B. Towner (1850-1919)

There’s peace in my heart tonight,
So sweet, and still, and strong;
And into my life has dawned a light,
Which fills my heart with song.
Peace, peace, wonderful peace,
Peace from the heart of God;
Peace, peace, wonderful peace,
Peace from the heart of God.

There’s joy in my heart tonight,
So full, so pure, so deep;
The Father of love hath given to me
The gift of gifts to keep.
Joy, joy, wonderful joy,
Joy in my heart tonight;
Joy, joy, wonderful joy,
Joy in my heart tonight.

The Lord to my heart has come;
He deigns to dwell with me;
He cleanses my life from stain of sin
That I like Him may be.
Sing, sing, joyfully sing,
Sing of His love to me,
Sing, sing, joyfully sing,
Sing of His love to me.