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Like oil upon the troubled sea To lull its waves to rest

Like oil upon the troubled sea To lull its waves to rest

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Tune: [Like oil upon the troubled sea]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Like oil upon the troubled sea,
To lull its waves to rest,
So came the peace of God to me,
His comfort to my breast.

Refrain:
I have peace, sweet peace,
I have peace, sweet peace,
Since Jesus my life doth control.
A holy calm, abiding peace,
Sweet peace, down deep in my soul.

2 A peace that knows no ebb and flow,
But deep, unbroken calm;
Since Christ, the Prince of Peace I know,
And his alone I am. [Refrain]

3 How precious is this wondrous peace,
Which as a river flows,
When tempests beat and storms increase,
My peace still deeper grows. [Refrain]

4 Then, if my way be rough and steep,
I’ll trust, nor be afraid;
For God will keep in perfect peace
Whose heart on him is stayed. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Praise and Salvation #61

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris

Lelia (Mrs. C.H.) Morris (1862-1929) was born in Pennsville, Morgan County, Ohio. When her family moved to Malta on the Muskingum River she and her sister and mother had a millinery shop in McConnelsville. She and her husband Charles H. Morris were active in the Methodist Episcopal Church and at the camp meetings in Sebring and Mt. Vernon. She wrote hymns as she did her housework. Although she became blind at age 52 she continued to write hymns on a 28-foot long blackboard that her family had built for her. She is said to have written 1000 texts and many tunes including "Sweeter as the years go by." Mary Louise VanDyke Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Like oil upon the troubled sea To lull its waves to rest
Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Refrain First Line: I have peace, sweet peace

Timeline

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Hymns of Grace and Glory #d111
Songs of Praise and Salvation #61TextAudioPage Scan
Songs of Redemption #d135



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