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Peace of God, which knows no measure

Peace of God, which knows no measure

Tune: ST. HILDA (Barnby)
Published in 19 hymnals

Representative Text

Peace of God, which knows no measure,
Heavenly sunlight of the soul,
Peace beyond all earthly treasure,
Come and all our hearts control!
Come, almighty to deliver!
Naught shall make us then afraid;
We will trust in Thee forever,
Thou on whom our hope is stayed!



Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #61

Text Information

First Line: Peace of God, which knows no measure

Notes

Peace of God, which knows no measure. [Peace of God.] These eight lines were given in the Unitarian Book of Hymns, Boston, U.S.A., 1846, as "Anonymous." It has been repeated in many hymnals to the present time, but its author has not been discovered. Line 5, usually given as the opening line of stanza ii. when the hymn is divided, is C. Wesley's "Come, Almighty to deliver," from his "Love Divine, all loves excelling," and the rest are lines rewritten from the same hymn. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 19 of 19)
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A Book of Hymns and Tunes #165

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #61

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #61

A Short Liturgy for Missionary Service ... for the Use of The New Church #d28

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Church Harmonies #962

Grammar School Hymn Book #d204

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Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #13

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Hymn, Tune, and Service Book for Sunday Schools #166

Hymns and Tunes for the Sunday School, the Congregation and the Home #d134

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Hymns of the Spirit #129

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National Hymn and Tune Book #159

Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d539

Songs in the Night; or Hymns for the Sick and Suffering. 2nd ed. #d142

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The Book of Worship #31

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The Gospel Psalmist #986

The Musical Fountain, Enlarged #d76

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The Pilgrim Hymnal #527

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The Psalms of Life #507

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The School Hymn-Book #8

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