When Quiet Peace Is Shattered

When quiet peace is shattered

Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn (1991)
Tune: HEALING VOICE
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

When quiet peace is shattered
by dreadful noise of war,
and we are bruised and battered
by fighting's constant roar,
Lord, break the silence of your Word
and let your healing voice be heard.
O let your healing voice be heard.

When troubles still our love-song,
and fear beats hard within,
when anger drowns the dove's song,
and life's a noisy din,
Lord, break the silence of your Word
and let your healing voice be heard.
O let your healing voice be heard.

When clashing wills divide us,
and hearts refuse to mend,
when feelings scream inside us,
and agonies won't end,
Lord, break the silence of your Word
and let your healing voice be heard.
O let your healing voice be heard.

Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn

Mary Nelson Keithahn, a retired United Church of Christ ordained pastor and church educator, has been a curriculum writer-editor, journalist, and lyricist for musical dramas and anthems. She still works out of her home in Rapid City, South Dakota, as a free-lance writer. In 2016 she published Elfie: Adventures on the Midwest Frontier, a chapter book for children, and Embracing the Light: Reflectioins on God’s Holy Word, a collection of meditations for individual or small group use. Augsburg Fortress also published Sing the Stories of God’s NEW People, the third in a trilogy of Bible story-based collections of songs for young children, written with her longtime colleague, John D. Horman. The two have written over a hundred hymns togethe… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When quiet peace is shattered
Title: When Quiet Peace Is Shattered
Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn (1991)
Meter: 7.6.7.6 with refrain
Source: "When Quiet Peace Is Shattered" (anthem)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Lord, break the silence of your word
Notes: Anthem setting published by Hinshaw #HMC-1281

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Come Away with Me #1

Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #615

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