We bless Thee for Thy peace, O God

Representative Text

1 We bless Thee for Thy peace, O God,
Deep as the soundless sea,
Which falls like sunshine on the road
Of those who trust in Thee.

2 We ask not, Father, for repose
Which comes from outward rest,
If we may have through all life's woes
Thy peace within our breast:

3 That peace which suffers and is strong,
Trusts where it cannot see,
Deems not the trial-way too long,
But leaves the end with Thee:

4 O Father, give our hearts this peace,
Whate'er the outward be,
Till all life's discipline shall cease,
And we go home to Thee.

Amen.

Source: The Hymnal of The Evangelical United Brethren Church #226

Author: Anonymous

In some hymnals, the editors noted that a hymn's author is unknown to them, and so this artificial "person" entry is used to reflect that fact. Obviously, the hymns attributed to "Author Unknown" "Unknown" or "Anonymous" could have been written by many people over a span of many centuries. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We bless Thee for Thy peace, O God
Author: Anonymous (c. 1858)
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

We bless Thee for Thy peace, O God. [For Peace of Heart.] This popular hymn was given anonymously in the American Christian Melodies, 1858, the Songs of the Church, 1862, Songs of the Sanctuary, 1865, and subsequently in many English collections, including Horder's Worship Song, 1905.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)

Tune

NORTHREPPS (Booth)


NAOMI (Nägeli)

NAOMI was a melody that Lowell Mason (PHH 96) brought to the United States from Europe and arranged as a hymn tune; the arrangement was first published in the periodical Occasional Psalm and Hymn Tunes (1836). Some scholars have attributed the original melody to Johann G. Nageli (PHH 315), but there…

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The Cyber Hymnal #7185
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Church Hymnal, Mennonite #456

Hymns of the Christian Life #173

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