Peace Like a River

Peace, like a river, is flowing today

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 O, peace like a river is flowing today,
For Jesus hath given me rest,
At Calvary’s cross were my sins put away,
As far as the east from the west.

O peace like a river is flowing now,
For low at the foot of the cross I bow,
And deeper and deeper its currents roll,
Since Jesus spoke peace to my soul.

2 There’s peace like a river, because He is near;
No trial, but Jesus will share;
His wonderful love brings me comfort and cheer;
On Him, will I cast every care. [Refrain]

3 There’s peace like a river, because He knows best
When sunshine or cloud I may need;
I’m safe, when I lean on His merciful breast,
To mansions of light, He will lead. [Refrain]

Source: Great Revival Hymns #124

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Peace, like a river, is flowing today
Title: Peace Like a River
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Flowing today
Copyright: Public Domain



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Great Revival Hymns #124

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