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Divine Peace

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1 Peace upon peace, like wave on wave,
This is the portion that I crave,--
The peace of God, which passeth thought,
The peace of Christ, which changeth not.

O King of peace, this peace bestow
Upon my heart where'er I go!
O God of peace this peace, this peace impart to ev'ry troubled trembling heart.

2 Peace like the river's gentle flow,
Peace like the morning's silent glow,
From day to day, in love supplied,
An endless and unebbing tide. [Refrain]

3 Peace flowing on, without decrease,
From him who is our joy and peace,
Who, by his reconciling blood,
Hath made the sinner's peace with God. [Refrain]

4 Peace thro' the night and thro' the day,
Peace thro' all windings of our way,
In pain and toil and weariness,
A deep and everlasting peace. [Refrain]

Source: The Golden Sheaf: a collection of choice hymns and songs especially designed for Sunday schools, loyal worker's meetings, prayer and social services (Enl. ed.) #122

Author: Horatius Bonar

Horatius Bonar was born at Edinburgh, in 1808. His education was obtained at the High School, and the University of his native city. He was ordained to the ministry, in 1837, and since then has been pastor at Kelso. In 1843, he joined the Free Church of Scotland. His reputation as a religious writer was first gained on the publication of the "Kelso Tracts," of which he was the author. He has also written many other prose works, some of which have had a very large circulation. Nor is he less favorably known as a religious poet and hymn-writer. The three series of "Hymns of Faith and Hope," have passed through several editions. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Peace upon earth, like wave on wave
Title: Divine Peace
Author: Horatius Bonar
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O King of peace, this peace bestow
Copyright: Public Domain



After various tunes had been set to this text, Gladden insisted on the use of MARYTON. Composed by H. Percy Smith (b. Malta, 1825; d. Bournemouth, Hampshire, England, 1898), the tune was originally published as a setting for John Keble's "Sun of My Soul" in Arthur S. Sullivan's Church Hymns with Tun…

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[Peace upon peace, like wave on wave]



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Church Hymnal #422

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The Golden Sheaf #122

The New Golden Sheaf #d127

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