Come, Peace of God, and Dwell Again on Earth

Come, peace of God, and dwell again on earth

Author: May A. Rowland
Published in 5 hymnals

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1 Come Peace of God, and dwell again on earth.
Come, with the calm that hailed Thy Prince's birth.
Come with the healing of Thy gentle touch.
Come, Peace of God, that this world needs so much.

2 Break every weapon forged in fires of hate.
Turn back the foes that would assail Thy gate:
Where fields of strife lie desolate, and bare,
Take thy sweet flow'rs of peace and plant them there.

3 Bring selfish lives from shadowlands of loss,
Into the radiance of the Savior's Cross.
Where in that gift so precious, yet so lone,
Life finds its brotherhood and love its throne.

4 Come! blessed peace, as when, in hush of eve,
God's benediction falls on souls who grieve:
As shines a star when weary day departs.
Come! Peace of God, and rule within our hearts.


Source: The A.M.E. Zion Hymnal: official hymnal of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church #667

Author: May A. Rowland

Rowland, May. Born in Oxfordshire, England, the youngest daughter of Thomas Rowland. He died while she was young, and she then lived with her grandparents at Wootton, Oxfordshire. Educated at Bueau Down House School, Burnham on Sea, Somerset. Church worker at All Souls Church and ran a Bible class for "lads" for many years. The All Souls Parish Magazine noted that "many men now engaged in the commercial and business life of the town remember her with real affection." --Information taken from a letter from Mrs. G.H. Faulkner, cousin to May Rowland, to Miss Holden, 27 January 1963. DNAH Archives. Go to person page >

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First Line: Come, peace of God, and dwell again on earth
Title: Come, Peace of God, and Dwell Again on Earth
Author: May A. Rowland
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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