556. Peace Be to This Congregation

1 Peace be to this congregation,
peace to ev'ry soul therein,
peace, which flows from Christ's salvation,
peace, the seal of cancelled sin,
peace that speaks its heavenly Giver,
peace, to earthly minds unknown,
peace divine that lasts forever
here erect its glorious throne.

3 Jesus, Prince of peace, be near us;
fix in all our hearts your home;
with your gracious presence cheer us;
let your sacred kingdom come;
raise to heav'n our expectation,
give our favored souls to prove
glorious and complete salvation,
in the realms of bliss above.

Text Information
First Line: Peace be to this congregation
Title: Peace Be to This Congregation
Author: Charles Wesley (1749, alt.)
Meter: Trochaic
Language: English
Publication Date: 1995
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Worship; Christ--Presence of; Peace, inner
Tune Information
Composer: John Thommen (1745)
Meter: Trochaic
Key: A♭ Major
Source: Herrnhut (c. 1735); C. Gregor Choralbuch (1784)
Notes: 167 A in 1891 Offices of Worship and Hymns

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