WE bless Thee for Thy peace, O God,

Deep as the unfathomed sea,

Which falls like sunshine on the road

Of those who trust in Thee.


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.


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.


That peace which flows serene and deep,

A river in the soul

Whose banks a living verdure keep,

God’s sunshine o’er the whole.


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