Wonderful peace

Jesus gives his peace to me

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Jesus gives his peace to me]
Published in 12 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Jesus gives his peace to me,
Wonderful, wonderful peace;
Like his love, a boundless sea,
Wonderful, wonderful peace.

Refrain:
Peace, peace, wonderful peace,
Peace, peace, wonderful peace;
Jesus gives his peace to me,
Wonderful, wonderful peace.

2 Surface feelings ebb and flow,
Wonderful, wonderful peace;
Sweet, abiding calm below,
Wonderful, wonderful peace. [Refrain]

3 Not my charge his gift to hold,
Wonderful, wonderful peace;
Jesus keeps it–grace untold–
Wonderful, wonderful peace. [Refrain]

4 This my part–to trust in him,
Wonderful, wonderful peace;
Whether skies be bright or dim,
Wonderful, wonderful peace. [Refrain]

5 Praying, watching, serving still,
Wonderful, wonderful peace;
Let me learn, and do his will,
Wonderful, wonderful peace. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Love and Praise No. 4 #137

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Jesus gives his peace to me
Title: Wonderful peace
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Peace, peace, wonderful peace

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Gospel Song-Gems No.1 #11

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Heart Melodies: Selected Hymns for Use in Evangelistic . . . 2nd ed. #d39

Melodies of Salvation #d111

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Songs of Love and Praise No. 4 #137

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