Peace that passeth understanding, Peace to calm the bosom's strifeAuthor: James Montgomery
Published in 5 hymnals
Peace, that passeth understanding,
Peace to calm the bosom's strife,
Peace the winds and waves commanding,
On this stormy sea of life;
Peace the wounded spirit healing,
Peace the love of Christ revealing;
Peace, O God! Thy peace impart;
Thou of peace the author art.
Peace to keep our minds for ever
In Thy faith, Thy fear, Thy way;
Peace to keep our hearts, that never
Thought, desire, nor feeling stray!
Peace to soothe in every trial,
Peace to soften self-denial,
Peace our daily cross to take,
Grant us, for our Saviour's sake.
War with all the powers of evil,
We may every moment wage,
Yet of world, and flesh, and devil,
Scorn the friendship, falsehood, rage;
Though by foes and perils haunted,
We shall pass unharm'd, undaunted,
Thy whole armour, while we wear,
Sword, shield, breast-plate, helm,--all prayer.
Sacred Poems and Hymns
Peace that passeth understanding . J. Montgomery. [For Peace.] This hymn is dated on the original manuscript("M. MSS."), Sept. 20, 1837, and is indexed as having been copied and sent to many persons. The earliest printed form with which we have met is in Montgomery's Original Hymns, 1853, No. 245, in 3 stanzas of 8 lines, and entitled "Invocation to Peace." It is in Kennedy, 1863, and other collections.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 5 of 5)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Hymns for Schools and Families #d390||Peace that passeth understanding, Peace to calm||James Mongtomery||1853|
|Hymns for Schools and Families, Specailly Designed for the Children of the Church #589||Peace that passeth understanding||Montgomery||1859|
|Offices of Worship and Hymns: with tunes, 3rd ed., revised and enlarged #982||Peace that passeth understanding||James Montgomery, 1771-1854||1891|
|Sacred Poems and Hymns #245||Peace, that passeth understanding||Peace, that passeth understanding||James Montgomery||220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168||Philippians 4:7||1854|
|The Liturgy and the Office of Worship and Hymns of the American Province of the Unitas Fratrum, or the Moravian Church #982||Peace that passeth understanding, Peace to calm||James Montgomery, 1771-1854||1908|