Dear Friend of Hymnary,

As you know, we don't ask for money too often. But we're asking now.

So before you hit the "close" button on this box, please consider a donation to keep Hymnary going.

More than half a million people come here every month -- worship leaders, hymnologists, hymn lovers and more -- people who now have access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet thanks to this site. But keeping all of this afloat does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue. So if you benefit from, would you please consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

You can make your tax-deductible contribution by clicking the Donate button below, or you can send a check to Hymnary at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary team,
Harry Plantinga

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