Peace at Last

Representative Text

1 Blest assurance ever dear,
As our troubles come so fast,
How it does the spirit cheer
To be promised peace at last.

Peace at last, peace at last,
When our sorrows all are past,
And 'tis coming, oh, how fast
Peace at last, peace at last,
Tis coming, coming,
Peace at last.

2 Tho' by sorrow's dismal cloud,
Be our pathway over cast,
Thro' the Saviour's precious blood,
We are promised peace at last. [Chorus]

3 We can stand the driving rains,
We can hide the cutting blast,
While the promise still remains,
Of unbroken peace at last. [Chorus]

4 To the kingdom of the skies,
When our pilgrimage is past,
We on spirit wings shall rise,
And abide in peace at last. [Chorus]

Source: Light and Life: a collection of new hymns and tunes for sunday schools, prayer meetings, praise meetings and revival meetings #60

Author: Eden Reeder Latta

Rv Eden Reeder Latta USA 1839-1915. Born at Haw Patch, IN, the son of a Methodist minister, (also a boyhood friend of hymn writer Willam A Ogden) he became a school teacher. During the American Civil War he preached for the Manchester Methodist Church and other congregations (possibly as a circuit rider filling empty pulpits). In 1863 he married Mary Elizabeth Wright, and they had five children: Arthur, Robert, Jennie, two others. He taught for the public schools of Manchester, and later Colesburg, IA. He moved to Guttenberg, IA, in the 1890s, and continued writing song lyrics for several major gospel composers, including William Ogden, James McGranahan, James Fillmore, and Edmund Lorenz. He wrote 1600+ songs and hymns, many being wi… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Blest assurance ever dear [near]
Title: Peace at Last
Author: Eden Reeder Latta
Refrain First Line: Peace at last
Copyright: Public Domain



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