1. Sweet is the peace the gospel bringsTo seeking minds and true.With light refulgent on its wings,It clears the human view.
2. Its laws and precepts are divineAnd show a Father’s care.Transcendent love and mercy shineIn each injunction there.
3. Faithless tradition flees its pow’r,And unbelief gives way.The gloomy clouds, which used to low’r,Submit to reason’s sway.
4. May we who know the sacred NameFrom every sin depart.Then will the Spirit’s constant flamePreserve us pure in heart.
5. Ere long the tempter’s power will cease,And sin no more annoy,No wrangling sects disturb our peace,Or mar our heartfelt joy.
6. That which we have in part receivedWill be in part no more,For he in whom we all believeTo us will all restore.
7. In patience, then, let us possessOur souls till he appear.On to our mark of calling press;Redemption draweth near.
Text: Mary Ann Morton, 1826–1897Music: Alfred M. Durham, 1872–1957. © 1948 IRI
- Hymn Number
- Alfred M. Durham, 1872–1957.
- Mary Ann Morton, 1826–1897.
- Psalm 119:165, Psalm 119:97–104
- 8 6 8 6
- CM (Common Meter)
- Assurance, Chastity, God the Father, Mercy, Peace, Wisdom and Knowledge