Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

Words: Ano­ny­mous, in Chris­tian Me­lo­dies, 1858.

Music: North­repps Jo­si­ah Booth, 1887 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

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Josiah Booth
1852–1929

Lyrics

We bless Thee for Thy peace, O God,
Deep as th’un­fa­thomed sea,
Which falls like sun­shine on the road
Of those who trust in Thee.

We ask not, Fa­ther, for re­pose
Which comes from out­ward rest,
If we may have through all life’s woes
Thy peace with­in our breast.

That peace which suf­fers and is strong,
Trusts where it can­not see,
Deems not the trial-way too long,
But leaves the end with Thee.

That peace which flows se­rene and deep,
A ri­ver in the soul,
Whose banks a liv­ing ver­dure keep,
God’s sun­shine o’er the whole.

O Fa­ther, give our hearts this peace,
Whate’er the out­ward be,
Till all life’s dis­ci­pline shall cease,
And we go home to Thee.