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136. This Still Room

"Where, in my name, meet two or three,"
Our Lord hath said, "I there will be!"
And so I find it well to come
for deeper rest to this still room,

For here the habit of the soul
Feels less the outer world's control;
The strength of mutual purpose pleads
more earnestly our common needs;

And from the silence multiplied
By these still forms on either side,
The world that time and sense have known
Falls off and leaves us God alone.

Text Information
First Line: "Where, in my name, meet two or three"
Title: This Still Room
Author: John Greenleaf Whittier (1869)
Publication Date: 1996
Topic: Community; Quaker author; Quietness (2 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Graham George
Key: e minor

MIDI file: WiS 136 This Still Room.mid
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