Wonderful Peace

Far away in the depths of my spirit tonight
Rolls a melody sweeter than psalm;
In celestial-like strains it unceasingly falls
O’er my soul like an infinite calm.
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What a treasure I have in this wonderful peace,
Buried deep in the heart of my soul,
So secure that no power can mine it away,
While the years of eternity roll!
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I am resting tonight in this wonderful peace,
Resting sweetly in Jesus’ control;
For I’m kept from all danger by night and by day,
And His glory is flooding my soul!
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Ah! soul, are you here without comfort and rest,
Marching down the rough pathway of time?
Make Jesus your Friend ere the shadows grow dark;
O accept this sweet peace so sublime!
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Peace, peace, wonderful peace,
Coming down from the Father above!
Sweep over my spirit forever, I pray
In fathomless billows of love!

~words by W.D. Cornell
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This has been my favorite hymn for years. It seemes so appropriate to be thinking about it with a new year here that promises to be full of uncertainties and unrest. Instead of listening to the news, why not take some time to think about the peace that only God can give.
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Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you:
not as the world giveth, give I unto you.
Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

~John 14:27

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3 thoughts on “Wonderful Peace

  1. Gail Williams

    Wow!

    The last four lines of this song are familiar to me, but I had never heard the others. I’m a bit stunned, as I’ve sung the last four lines since I was a child, but just as a chorus.

    Are the stanzas above it sung to the same tune?

    Thanks for posting this. It’s beautiful. And, it is fitting for the new year, as Tori said.

    Have a blessed year!

    Gail

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