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They Cast Their Nets in Galilee

Representative Text

1 They cast their nets in Galilee
Just off the hills of brown;
Such happy, simple fisher-folk,
Before the Lord came down.

2 Contented, peaceful fishermen,
Before they ever knew
The peace of God that filled their hearts
Brimful, and broke them too.

3 Young John who trimmed the flapping sail,
Homeless, in Patmos died.
Peter, who hauled the teeming net,
Head down was crucified.

4 The peace of God, it is no peace,
But strife closed in the sod.
Yet, brothers, pray for but one thing--
The marvelous peace of God.


Source: The Hymnbook #421

Author: William Alexander Percy

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Text Information

First Line: They cast their nets in Galilee
Title: They Cast Their Nets in Galilee
Author: William Alexander Percy (alt.)
Language: English
Copyright: Copyright by Edward B. Marks Music Corporation. Used by permission.



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The Hymnal 1982 #661

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