'Mid All the Traffic of the Ways

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1 ’Mid all the traffic of the ways,
Turmoils without, within,
Make in my heart a quiet place,
And come and dwell within;

2 A little shrine of quietness,
All sacred to thyself,
Where thou shalt all my soul possess,
And I may find myself;

3 A little shelter from life’s stress,
Where I may lay me prone,
And bare my soul in loneliness,
And know as I am known;

4 A little place of mystic grace,
Of self and sin swept bare,
Where I may look upon thy face,
And talk with thee in prayer.

Source: Worship in Song: A Friends Hymnal #142

Author: John Oxenham

John Oxenham is a pseudonym for William Arthur Dunkerley, and is used as the name authority by the Library of Congress.  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: 'Mid all the traffic of the ways
Title: 'Mid All the Traffic of the Ways
Author: John Oxenham (1917)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


ST. AGNES (Dykes)

John B. Dykes (PHH 147) composed ST. AGNES for [Jesus the Very Thought of Thee]. Dykes named the tune after a young Roman Christian woman who was martyred in A.D. 304 during the reign of Diocletian. St. Agnes was sentenced to death for refusing to marry a nobleman to whom she said, "I am already eng…

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