Scripture Verse

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


Words: Flo­ra J. Tubbs, in The Cen­tu­ry Gos­pel Songs (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Bil­horn Bro­thers, 1901), num­ber 157, alt.

Music: Fred De­gen, ar­ranged by Pe­ter P. Bil­horn (🔊 pdf nwc). Note: The Cen­tu­ry Gos­pel Songs, and a mi­no­ri­ty of hym­nals, spell De­gen’s giv­en name as Ferd.

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

Peter P. Bilhorn


Sometimes my heart is sad and heavy,
Dark seems the way;
Then many doubts and fears assail me,
Hope sheds no cheering ray.
Hark! I hear a voice so sweetly
Whisp’ring in my ear,
I’ll guard and guide thee on thy pathway;
Trust Me and do not fear.

Sometimes I faint beneath my burdens,
Heavy to bear;
Sometimes I long to rest forever,
Free from each earthly care.
Hark! again that voice, so tender,
Calms my troubled breast;
Come unto Me, thou heavy laden,
And I will give you rest.

So I go on my way rejoicing,
Happy and blest;
I trust alone in Christ, my Savior,
Who giveth peace and rest.
Hark! that voice of blest assurance,
Comes again to me,
In perfect peace Thou’lt ever keep him
Whose mind is stayed on Thee.