A Peaceful Life

O for a heart of calm repose

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1 O for a heart of calm repose
Amid the world’s loud roar,
A life that like a river flows
Along a peaceful shore!

2 Come, Holy Spirit! still my heart
With gentleness divine;
Indwelling peace Thou canst impart;
O make the blessing mine!

3 Above these scenes of storm and strife
There spreads a region fair;
Give me to live that higher life,
And breathe that heavenly air.

4 Come, Holy Spirit! breathe that peace,
That victory make me win;
Then shall my soul her conflict cease,
And find a heaven within.


Source: The A.M.E. Zion Hymnal: official hymnal of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church #502

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First Line: O for a heart of calm repose
Title: A Peaceful Life
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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