1 When the disciples refuge sought
To sham the stubborn Jews;
When they had neither hope or thought,
They hear'd a welcome new's.
2 Their doors were bolted, bar'd & lock'd,
To guard them in their fears;
The Saviour neither call'd nor knock'd,
But suddenly appears.
3 My peace be unto you he said:
My peace to you is giv'n;
You need not doubt nor be affraid,
I am your Lord from heav'n.
4 That they might be convinc'd and know:
And fully satisfied;
His wounded hands to them did show,
Likewise his pierced side.
5 Thus with all saints it is the case,
When Jesus is withdrawn;
When he appears to hide his face,
Then all our joys are gone.
6 Like the disciples they feel sad,
Like them they feel distress'd;
A view of Jesus makes them glad,
And sooth's their minds to rest.
7 Let us assemble, watch and pray,
As faithful servants do!
Till Jesus visits us and say,
My peace be unto you.Source: Church Hymn Book: consisting of newly composed hymns with the addition of hymns and psalms, from other authors, carefully adapted for the use of public worship, and many other occasions (1st ed.) #LXXVII