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Sweet Peace, the Gift of God's Love

There comes to my heart one sweet strain

Author: P. P. Bilhorn
Tune: [There comes to my heart one sweet strain] (Bilhorn)
Published in 181 hymnals

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1 There comes to my heart one sweet strain,
A glad and a joyous refrain;
I sing it again and again,
Sweet peace, the gift of God’s love.

Peace, peace, sweet peace!
Wonderful gift from above!
Oh, wonderful, wonderful peace!
Sweet peace, the gift of God’s love!

2 Thro' Christ on the cross peace was made,
My debt by His death was all paid;
No other foundation is laid
For peace, the gift of God’s love. (Refrain)

3 When Jesus as Lord I had crowned,
My heart with this peace did abound;
In Him the rich blessing I found,
Sweet peace, the gift of God’s love. (Refrain)

4 In Jesus for peace I abide,
And as I keep close to His side,
There’s nothing but peace doth betide,
Sweet peace, the gift of God’s love. (Refrain)

Source: Worship and Service Hymnal: For Church, School, and Home #367

Author: P. P. Bilhorn

Pseudonyms: W. Ferris Britcher, Irene Durfee; C. Ferris Holden, P. H. Rob­lin (a an­a­gram of his name)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There comes to my heart one sweet strain
Title: Sweet Peace, the Gift of God's Love
Author: P. P. Bilhorn
Meter: with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Peace, peace, sweet peace
Notes: Portuguese translation : See "Em Cristo ha perfeito perdao" by William Edwin Entzminger; German translation: See "Es Klingt mir das wort, wie ein lied" by C. Reuss; Spanish translations: See "La Santa quietud Dios me dieo", by W. R. Adell and "Percibe mi alma un son" by Anonymous, "Ya viene a mi alma un son" by Anonymous; Norwegian translation: See "Mit hjerte nu sunger en sang"; Swedish translation: See "Mitt hjarta har funnit en sång" and "Mit hjärta har lärt sig en sång"; Hawaiian translation: See O Iesu kuu mea e olai" by Charles M. Hyde
Copyright: Public Domain



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Worship and Service Hymnal #367

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