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]
William C. Martin (1864-1914)
Born: December 25, 1864, Hightstown, New Jersey.
Died: August 30, 1914, Rialto, Florida.
Buried: Fort Myers, Florida.
Martin was pastor of the Grace Baptist Church (formerly Cramer’s Hill), Camden, New Jersey (1891-4); Noank Baptist Church, Noank, Connecticut (1894-1900); Grace Baptist Church, Somerville, Massachusetts (near Boston; at the time of his arrival there it was noted he was from “Bluffton, Indiana”); and the First Baptist Church in Ft. Myers, Florida, from 1912 until his death.
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Display Title: Peace, Sweet PeaceFirst Line: God gives peace when the roar of the tempest is highTune Title: [God gives peace when the roar of the tempest is high]Author: Jean Bearl; W. C. MartinDate: 1913