Beside the Still Waters

Beside the still waters how calmly we rest

Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Tune: [Beside the still waters how calmly we rest]
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1 Beside the still waters how calmly we rest,
When in the rough journey of life sorely press’d,
The din of the world comes but faint to our ears,
Like far away music each murmur appears.

Beside the still waters, we rest and grow strong,
Then pass on our way with a smile and a song,
Up to the green hills of that Paradise bright,
Where faith shall be lost in a glorious sight!

2 Beside the still waters no storm-cloud can rise,
To hide from our vision the blue of the skies;
A touch of God’s heaven we find here below,
Alone with the Master whose goodness we know. [Refrain]

3 Beside the still waters to linger a while,
Then taking our burdens pass on with a smile,
For soon by the river of Peace we shall stand,
And praise our Redeemer in Eden’s fair land. [Refrain]

Source: Exalted Praise: a twentieth century collection of sacred hymns for the church, Sunday school, and devotional meetings #32

Author: Lizzie DeArmond

Lizzie De Armond was a prolific writer of children's hymns, recitations and exercises. When she was twelve years old her first poem was published in the Germantown, Pa. Telegraph, however, it was not until she was a widow with eight children to support that she started writing in earnest. She wrote articles, librettos, nature stories and other works, as well as hymns. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

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First Line: Beside the still waters how calmly we rest
Title: Beside the Still Waters
Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Beside the still waters, we rest and grow strong
Copyright: Public Domain


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Exalted Praise #32

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