499. Serenity

O sabbath rest of Galilee!
O calm of hills above,
where Jesus knelt to share with thee
the silence of eternity interpreted by love.
Drop thy still dews of quietness till all our striving cease;
take from our souls the strain and stress,
and let our ordered lives confess the beauty of thy peace.

Text Information
First Line: O sabbath rest of Galilee
Title: Serenity
Author: John Greenleaf Whittier (1872)
Publication Date: 1989
Meter: 86.886
Topic: Sanctifiying and Perfecting Grace: Prayer, Trust, Hope; Calmness and Serenity; Hope (1 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Charles E. Ives
Meter: 86.886
Key: a minor
Copyright: Music © 1942, renewed 1970 Associated Music Publishers, Inc., by permission of G. Schirmer

Audio recording: Sample

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