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Hidden Peace

I cannot tell thee whence it came

Author: John S. Brown
Tune: [I cannot tell thee whence it came]
Published in 56 hymnals

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1. I cannot tell thee whence it came,
This peace within my breast;
But this I know, there fills my soul
A strange and tranquil rest.

Refrain
There’s a deep, settled peace in my soul,
There’s a deep, settled peace in my soul,
Tho’ the billows of sin near me roll,
He abides, Christ abides.

2. Beneath the toil and care of life,
This hidden stream flows on;
My weary soul no longer thirsts,
Nor am I sad and lone. [Refrain]

3. I cannot tell the half of love,
Unfeigned, supreme, divine,
That caused my darkest inmost self
With beams of hope to shine. [Refrain]

4. I cannot tell thee why He chose
To suffer and to die,
But if I suffer here with Him
I’ll reign with Him on high. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #2404

Author: John S. Brown

John S Brown USA. Thus far, John has evaded biographers. He may be Rev. John Stillman Brown of Kansas, but this is not verified. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I cannot tell thee whence it came
Title: Hidden Peace
Author: John S. Brown
Refrain First Line: There's a deep settled peace in my soul
Publication Date: 1899
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #2404
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The Cyber Hymnal #2404

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