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Peace, Be Still!

Though torn and tossed by wind and wave

Author: Charles Gould Beede
Tune: [Though torn and tossed by wind and wave]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Tho’ torn and tossed by wind and wave,
O Helmsman, on Thy love I lean;
Tho’ under me a yawning grave—
I know Thy mercies stand between.

I’ll trust in Thee; I’ll watch and pray;
When doubts assail me, Thou wilt say—
"Peace, peace, peace, be still!
Peace, peace, be still!"

2 Tho’ lulled on siren seas to sleep,
In dreams I see Thy shadowy form,
For love is cradled in the deep,
And bosomed on the sweeping storm. [Refrain]

3 Tho’ all the pow’rs of darkness hurled,
Burst round my head, I know Thy might,
And look beyond time’s changing world,
And see Thy haven thro’ the night. [Refrain]

4 And so my soul sails on its way;
Both storm and calm Thy love fulfill;
I hear Thy voice and I obey,
And cry unto my soul, Be still! [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8756

Author: Charles Gould Beede

Charles Gould Beede was born October 27, 1843 in Providence County, Rhode Island. He married his first wife in January 1870 and they had a son in November 1870. His first marriage later ended in divorce. He married Lillian Barker in 1897 in Iowa. She was 27 years old and he was 54 years old. They were both poets. His Soul Shadows and Reincarnated: a romance of the soul were published in 1908. Lillian Barker Beede's Through the Mists was published in 1910. Dianne Shapiro from Find a Grave Memorial website (accessed 10/25/2020 and Annals of Iowa: a historical quarterly (Third Series, Vol. XI, No. 1, April 1913) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Though torn and tossed by wind and wave
Title: Peace, Be Still!
Author: Charles Gould Beede
Refrain First Line: I'll trust in thee, I'll watch and pray
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #8756
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


Instances (1 - 1 of 1)

The Cyber Hymnal #8756

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