O for the Peace which floweth like a riverAuthor: Mrs. T. D. Crewdson
Tune: [O for the peace that floweth as a river]
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1. Oh, for the peace that floweth as a river,
Making life’s desert places bloom and smile;
Oh, for the faith to graspHeav’n’s bright forever,
Amid the shadows of earth’s little while.
2. A little while for patient vigil keeping,
To face the storm and wrestle with the strong;
A little while to sow the seed with weeping,
Then bind the sheaves and sing the harvest song.
3. A little while the earthen pitcher taking,
To wayside brooks, from far off fountains fed;
Then the parched lip its thirst forever slaking
Beside the fullness of the Fountainhead.
4. A little while to keep the oil from failing,
A little while faith’s flickering lamp to trim;
And then the Bridegroom’s coming footsteps hailing,
We’ll haste to meet Him with the bridal hymn.
Source: The Cyber Hymnal #3813
O for the peace which floweth as a river. Jane Crewdson, née Fox. [Hoping and Trusting to the end.] Published in her posthumous work, A Little While, and Other Poems, 1864, as the opening hymn of the volume, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines. It is found in full or in part in a large number of hymn books in Great Britain and America, and is much esteemed as a hymn for private use.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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