Like a Mighty River Flowing

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1 Like a mighty river flowing,
like a flower in beauty growing,
far beyond all human knowing
is the perfect peace of God.

2 Like the hills serene and even,
like the coursing clouds of heaven,
like the heart that's been forgiven
is the perfect peace of God.

3 Like the summer breezes playing,
like the tall trees softly swaying,
like the lips of silent praying
is the perfect peace of God.

4 Like the morning sun ascended,
like the scents of evening blended,
like a friendship never ended
is the perfect peace of God.

5 Like the azure ocean swelling,
like the jewel all-excelling,
far beyond our human telling
is the perfect peace of God.

Source: Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #711a

Author: Michael A. Perry

Initially studying mathematics and physics at Dulwich College, Michael A. Perry (b. Beckenham, Kent, England, 1942; d. England, 1996) was headed for a career in the sciences. However, after one year of study in physics at the University of London, he transferred to Oak Hill College to study theology. He also studied at Ridley Hall, Cambridge, and received a M.Phil. from the University of Southhampton in 1973. Ordained a priest in the Church of England in 1966, Perry served the parish of St. Helen's in Liverpool as a youth worker and evangelist. From 1972 to 1981 he was the vicar of Bitterne in Southhampton and from 1981 to 1989, rector of Eversley in Hampshire and chaplain at the Police Staff College. He then became vicar of Tonbridge in Ke… Go to person page >

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First Line: Like a mighty river flowing
Title: Like a Mighty River Flowing
Author: Michael A. Perry
Meter: 8.8.8.7
Language: English
Copyright: © 1982 Jubilate Hymns (Admin. Hope Publishing Company)

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Worship and Rejoice #20
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Ancient and Modern #711a

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Ancient and Modern #711b

Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #445

Church Family Worship #407

Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #16

Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #400

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Complete Mission Praise #419

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Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #32a

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Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #32b

Scripture Song Database #2098

Sing Glory #51

The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #122

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Voices United #267

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Worship and Rejoice #20

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