Peace, Sweet Peace

God gives peace when the roar of the tempest is high

Author: William C. Martin
Tune: [God gives peace when the roar of the tempest is high]
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1 God gives peace when the roar of the tempest is high;
Earth can never disturb when our Savior is nigh;
God gives peace that can never be taken away:
Peace, sweet peace is our portion when all things decay.

Peace, sweet peace, O ye angels, sing on!
Peace, sweet peace, send the message along!
Peace, like a dove, ‘round the world wing on,
Peace, sweet peace, peace.

2 God gives peace to the toiler who garners the grain;
God gives peace to the martyr and grace for the pain;
God gives peace when the soul is confronting its foes,—
Oh, how sweet is the peace which our Father bestows. [Chorus]

3 Help some sorrowing soul to the Fountain of peace;
Bring some sin-burdened one to the Lord for release;
Bravely follow in service where’er Jesus leads:
God gives freely the peace that the world ever needs. [Chorus]

Source: Sunday School Voices, No.2 #30

Author: William C. Martin

Rv William Clark Martin USA 1864-1914. Born at Hightstown, NJ, he graduated from the Peddie Institute in Hightstown in 1884, and in 1891 from the Crozer Theological Seminary, Upland, PA. He became minister of the Grace Baptist Church, Camden, NJ,(1891-1894); Noank Baptist Church, Noank, CT (1894-1900); Tabernacle Baptist Church, New Albany, IN (1902-1904); First Baptist Church, Seymour, IN (1902-1904); First Baptist Church, Bluffton, IN (1904-1909); Grace Baptist Church, Somerville, MA (1909-1912); and First Baptist Church, Fort Myers, FL (1912-1914). In 1891 he married Euretta (Etta) May Wilcox, and they had at least three children (no names found). He penned many hymn lyrics. He died of heart failure at his farm in Rialto, FL.… Go to person page >

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First Line: God gives peace when the roar of the tempest is high
Title: Peace, Sweet Peace
Author: William C. Martin
Refrain First Line: Peace, sweet peace, O ye angels, sing on
Publication Date: 1913
Copyright: Public Domain


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Sunday School Voices, No.2 #30

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