Thursday, September 15, 2011

Peace, Perfect Peace

The children and I have been going through the book Then Sings My Soul - Book 2 by Robert Morgan this year during our morning devotions.  Included are over 150 hymns and the history behind them.  Often, we'll come across a hymn we've never heard, but still read the words, though we can't sing the music.  Today, a little hymn blessed my heart and I just had to share it:

Peace, Perfect Peace

Peace, perfect peace, in this dark world of sin?
The blood of Jesus whispers peace within.

Peace, perfect peace, by thronging duties pressed?
To do the will of Jesus: this is rest.

Peace, perfect peace, with sorrows surging round?
On Jesus' bosom naught but calm is found.

Peace, perfect peace, with loved ones far away?
In Jesus' keeping we are safe, and they.

Peace, perfect peace, our future all unknown?
Jesus we know, and He is on the throne.

Words: Edward H. Bickersteth     Music: Orlando Gibbons
circa 1875

May you all have perfect peace in Jesus!

1 comment:

Emmaline Snyder said...

We love that song and sing it all the time! Elianna knows the tune.