1 Peace be to this habitation,
Peace to all who dwell therein,
Peace, the earnest of salvation
Peace, the fruit of pardoned sin.
2 Peace that speaks its heav'nly Giver,
Peace to worldly minds unknown,
Peace divine, that lasts forever,
Peace that comes from God alone.
3 Jesus, Prince of peace, be near us,
Fix in all our hearts Thy home:
With Thy gracious presence cheer us,
Let Thy sacred kingdom come.
4 Raise to heav'n our expectation,
Give our favored souls to prove
Glorious and complete salvation,
In the realms of bliss above.
Source: American Lutheran Hymnal #263
"Peace be to this habitation! Peace to every soul herein! Peace, the foretaste of salvation, Peace, the seal of cancell'd sin, Peace that speaks its heavenly Giver, Peace to earthly minds unknown, Peace Divine, that lasts for ever, Here erect its glorious throne! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . "Prince of peace, if Thou art near us, Fix in all our hearts Thy home, By Thy last appearing cheer us, Quickly let Thy kingdom come: Answer all our expectation, Give our raptured souls to prove Glorious, uttermost salvation, Heavenly, everlasting love!"4. Visit, Lord, this habitation. In the Philadelphia Selection of Hymns, 1861, this is composed of Wesley's st. i., 11. 1-4; st. iii., 11. 1-4; and st. vi. slightly altered. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)