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We pray for truth and peace

We pray for truth and peace

Author: William H. Hurlburt
Published in 5 hymnals

Full Text

We pray for truth and peace;
With weary hearts we ask
Some rest in which our souls may cease
From life’s perplexing task.
We weep—yet none is found;
We weep—yet hope grows faint;—
And deeper in its mournful sound
Goes up our wild complaint.

Only to living faith
The promises are shown;
And by the love that passes death
The rest is won alone.
Be ours the earnest heart,
Be ours the steady will,
To work in silent trust our part;
For God is working still.

Then newer lights shall rise
Above these clouds of sin,
And heaven’s unfolding mysteries
To glad our souls begin.
Our hearts from fear and wrong
Shall win their full release,
With God’s own might forever strong,
And calm with God’s own peace.

Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #525

Author: William H. Hurlburt

Hurlburt, William Henry, was born at Charlestown, South Carolina, July 23, 1827, and educated at Harvard. He also studied at Berlin, Paris, and Rome. In 1848 he contributed the following hymns to Longfellow and Johnson's Unitarian Book of Hymns;— 1. My God, in life's most doubtful hour. Faith desired, or, the Power of Trust. 2. We pray for truth and peace. Faith desired. 3. We will not weep, for God is standing by us. The Might of Faith. [Rev. F. M. Bird, M.A.] -- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We pray for truth and peace
Author: William H. Hurlburt
Source: Book of Hymns



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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #525Text
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #525Page Scan
Hymn Book for Christian Worship #548Page Scan
Hymns of the Spirit #493Page Scan
Unity Hymns and Chorals. Rev and enl. with Service Elements #d314