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God iwll giveh is children peace

Like sweet music, softly breaking

Author: James M. Gray
Tune: [Like sweet music softly breaking]
Published in 6 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Like sweet music softly breaking
On the troubled dreamer’s sleep,
Comes the promise down from heaven
God will all His children keep.

Refrain:
“Perfect peace, perfect peace,
God will give His children peace.”

2 Far above the din and striving
Of life’s wide and restless sea,
Through the singing and the sobbing
Comes this message sweet to me. [Refrain]

3 All my doubts and questions stilling,
All the fears that press the soul,
Telling of a love unchanging
Does this echo ever roll. [Refrain]

4 When the day has reached its twilight,
And my bark its haven nears,
Still the promise lives unbroken
In the glad eternal years. [Refrain]

Source: The Voice of Thanksgiving #21

Author: James M. Gray

Born: May 11, 1851, New York City. Died: September 21, 1935, Passavant Hospital, Chicago, Illinois. Buried: Woodlawn Cemetery, New York City. Gray accepted Christ at age 22. He was educated at Bates College, Lewiston, Maine (Doctor of Divinity), and the University of Des Moines, Iowa (Doctor of Laws). In 1879 he became Rector of the First Reformed Episcopal Church in Boston, Massachusetts, where he served 14 years. He then became dean (1904-25) and president (1925-34) of the Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, Illinois, and directed publication of four editions (1921-28) of the Voice of Thanksgiving, official hymnal of the Institute. A conservative theologian, Gray was one of seven editors of the popular Scofield Reference Bible. He was… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Like sweet music, softly breaking
Title: God iwll giveh is children peace
Author: James M. Gray
Refrain First Line: Perfect peace, perfect peace

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Alexander's Hymns No. 4 #141

Devotional Hymns #d134

Devotional Hymns #d135

Devotional Hymns #ad135

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The Voice of Thanksgiving #21

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The Voice of Thanksgiving No. 2 #21

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