The Vale of Content

There's a vale of content and of heavenly peace

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Tune: [There's a vale of content and of heavenly peace]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 There’s a vale of content and of heavenly peace,
Where those who love Jesus abide,
Where the friends of the Lord share His fellowship sweet,
And linger in joy by His side.

I have entered this vale of contentment so sweet,
And life now is sunshine alway,
For the presence of Christ makes it heaven to me,
And I’m happy in Him night and day.

2 I was long years a stranger to peace and content,
And lived in the darkness and night,
But have found at the last in this beautiful vale
A life of unending delight. [Refrain]

3 I am restful and calm whatsoever befall,
Content in each trouble and care;
Christ may lead into sorrow and trial and pain,
His love cheers my heart even here. [Refrain]

Source: Praise and Promise: for use in Sunday-schools, prayer meetings, revivals, young people's meetings and on special occasions #20

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman

Elisha Hoffman (1839-1929) after graduating from Union Seminary in Pennsylvania was ordained in 1868. As a minister he was appointed to the circuit in Napoleon, Ohio in 1872. He worked with the Evangelical Association's publishing arm in Cleveland for eleven years. He served in many chapels and churches in Cleveland and in Grafton in the 1880s, among them Bethel Home for Sailors and Seamen, Chestnut Ridge Union Chapel, Grace Congregational Church and Rockport Congregational Church. In his lifetime he wrote more than 2,000 gospel songs including"Leaning on the everlasting arms" (1894). The fifty song books he edited include Pentecostal Hymns No. 1 and The Evergreen, 1873. Mary Louise VanDyke… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There's a vale of content and of heavenly peace
Title: The Vale of Content
Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I have entered this vale of contentment
Copyright: Public Domain



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Pentecostal Hymns No. 3 #101

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Pentecostal Hymns Nos. 3 and 4 Combined #101

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Praise and Promise #20

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