In Perfect Peace

Though passing clouds will often rise

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Though passing clouds will often rise]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Tho' passing clouds will often rise
To veil the beauty of the skies,
From doubt and fear, I find release,
When Jesus give me perfect peace.

In perfect peace, in perfect peace;
The winds will die, the storms will cease;
The shining light still more increase,
While Jesus gives me perfect peace.

2 O wondrous cross to which I flee!
There from my burdens I am free;
O precious blood that brings me nigh!
My Father will my need supply. [Refrain]

3 Since on my soul the Lord hath smiled,
Through saving mercy reconciled,
My many sins he takes away,
And leads me in his holy way. [Refrain]

4 Then let my mind on him be stayed,
My rock, my “very present” aid;
I know his voice, I hear his call,
I’ll follow him whate’er befall. [Refrain]

Source: Sunday-School Praises: prepared especially for use in the Sunday-School #83

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Though passing clouds will often rise
Title: In Perfect Peace
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Language: English
Refrain First Line: In perfect peace
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 5 of 5)
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Christian Melodies #114

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs Number Two #129

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Pentecostal Praises #129

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Sunday-School Praises #83

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The Young People's Hymnal No. 3 #115

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