1 Peace, perfect peace, in this dark world of sin?
The blood of Jesus whispers peace within.
2 Peace, perfect peace, by thronging duties pressed?
To do the will of Jesus, this is rest.
3 Peace, perfect peace, with sorrows surging round?
On Jesus' bosom naught but calm is found.
4 Peace, perfect peace, with loved ones far away?
In Jesus' keeping we are safe and they.
5 Peace, perfect peace, our future all unknown?
Jesus we know, and he is on the throne.
6 Peace, perfect peace, death shadowing us and ours?
Jesus has vanquished death and all its powers.
7 It is enough: earth's struggles soon shall cease,
and Jesus call us to heaven's perfect peace.
|First Line:||Peace, perfect peace, in this dark world of sin?|
|Title:||Peace, Perfect Peace|
|Author:||Edward H. Bickersteth (1875)|
|Topic:||Trust and Guidance; Peace, inner; Trust and Confidence|
|Composer:||Arthur S. Sullivan (1874)|
|Notes:||1 C in 1891 Offices of Worship and Hymns|
|Two Communion Antiphons|