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Peace I Leave With You

He was despised, was poor, and an outcast

Author: F. A. Abernathy
Tune: [He was despised, was poor, and an outcast]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 He was despisèd, was poor, and an outcast;
He had no riches to leave to His own;
And yet He bequeathed us a priceless possession,
Gift that all mortals are yearning to own.

Peace I give unto thee, My peace I leave with thee;
Not as the world, give I unto thee;
O priceless legacy! That there should be for thee
Peace overflowing thy soul.

2 Is your back bending ’neath poverty’s burden?
Christ’s precious gift means so much more than wealth;
If you are afflicted with sickness and suffering,
List to His promise—it giveth you health. [Refrain]

3 Freely to all is this legacy given,
All may find peace, tho’ the care-billows roll;
How freely it’s offered! The only condition,
God must be given His way with your soul. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10314

Author: F. A. Abernathy

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Text Information

First Line: He was despised, was poor, and an outcast
Title: Peace I Leave With You
Author: F. A. Abernathy
Refrain First Line: Peace I give unto thee
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #10314
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  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


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