#290: Be Still My Soul

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(Part of a series singing through the hymnbook I grew up with: Great Hymns of the Faith)

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Be still, my soul — the Lord is on thy side!

Bear patiently the cross of grief or pain;

Leave to thy God to order and provide —

In ev’ry change He faithful will remain.

Be still, my soul — thy best thy heav’nly Friend

Thru thorny ways leads to a joyful end.

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Be still, my soul — thy God doth undertake

To guide the future as He has the past;

Thy hope, thy confidence let nothing shake —

All now mysterious shall be bright at last.

Be still, my soul — the waves and winds still know

His voice who ruled them while He dwelt below.

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Be still, my soul — the hour is hast’ning on

When we shall be forever with the Lord,

When disappointment, grief and fear are gone,

Sorrow forgot, love’s purest joys restored.

Be still my soul — when change and tears are past,

All safe and  blessed we shall meet at last.

 

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#289: Does Jesus Care?

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(Part of a series singing through the hymnbook I grew up with: Great Hymns of the Faith)

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Does Jesus care when my heart is pained

Too deeply for mirth and song;

As the burdens press, and the cares distress,

And the way grows weary and long?

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O yes, He cares – I know He cares!

His heart is touched with my grief;

When the days are weary, the long nights dreary,

I know my Savior cares. (He Cares.)

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Does Jesus care when my way is dark

With a nameless dread and fear?

As the daylight fades into deep night shades,

Does He care enough to be near?

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Does Jesus care when I’ve tried and failed

To resist some temptation strong;

When for my deep grief I find no relief,

Tho my tears flow all the night long?

CHORUS

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Does Jesus care when I’ve said goodbye

To the dearest on earth to me,

And my sad heart aches till it nearly breaks —

Is it aught to Him? does He see?

CHORUS

 

 

#288: Wonderful Peace

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(Part of a series singing through the hymnbook I grew up with: Great Hymns of the Faith)

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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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Peace! peace! wonderful peace,

Coming down from the Father above,

Sweep over my spirit forever, I pray,

In fathomless billows of love.

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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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And me-thinks when I rise to that city of peace

Where the Author of peace I shall see,

That one strain of the song which the ransomed will sing

In that heavenly kingdom shall be:

CHORUS

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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 pace so sublime!

CHORUS

 

 

#287: Like a River Glorious

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(Part of a series singing through the hymnbook I grew up with: Great Hymns of the Faith)

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Like a river glorious Is God’s perfect peace,

Over all victorious In its bright increase;

Perfect, yet it floweth Fuller ev’ry day,

Perfect, yet it groweth Deeper all the way.

REFRAIN

Stayed upon Jehovah, Hearts are fully flest —

Finding as He promised, Perfect peace and rest.

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Hidden in the hollow Of His blessed hand,

Never foe can follow, Never traitor stand;

Not a surge of worry, Not a shade of care,

Not a blast of hurry Touch the spirit there.

REFRAIN

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Ev’ry joy or trial Falleth from above,

Traced upon our dial By the Sun of Love,

We may trust Him fully All for us to do —

They who trust Him wholly Find Him wholly true.

REFRAIN

 

#285: Peace, Perfect Peace

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(Part of a series singing through the hymnbook I grew up with: Great Hymns of the Faith)

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Peace, perfect peace — in this dark world of sin?

The blood of Jesus whispers peace within.

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Peace, perfect peace — by thronging duties pressed?

To do the will of Jesus, this is rest.

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Peace, perfect peace — with sorrows surging round?

On Jesus, bosom naught bu calm is found.

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Peace, perfect peace — with loved ones far away?

In Jesus’ keeping we are safe, and they.

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Peace, perfect peace — our future all unknown?

Jesus we know, and He is on the throne.

 

#284: Sweet Peace, the Gift of God’s Love

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(Part of a series singing through the hymnbook I grew up with: Great Hymns of the Faith)

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There comes to my heard one sweet strain A glad and a joyous refrain;

I sing it again and again — sweet peace, the gift of God’s love.

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Peace, peace, sweep peace! Wonderful gift from above! (above!)

O wonderful, wonderful peace! sweet Peace, the gift of God’s love!

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Thru Christ on the Cross peace was made, My debt by His death was all paid.

No other foundation is laid For peace, the gift of God’s love.

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When Jesus as Lord I had crowned, My heart with this peace did abound;

In Him the rich blessing I found — Sweet peace, the gift of God’s love.

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In Jesus for peace I abide, And as I keep close to his side,

There’s nothing but peace doth betide — Sweet peace, the gift of God’s love.

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#283: Yesterday, Today, Forever

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Part of a series singing through the hymnbook I grew up with: Great Hymns of the Faith)

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O how sweet the glorious message, Simple faith may claim:

Yesterday, today forever, Jesus is the same!

Still He loves to save the sinful, Heal the sick and lame,

Cheer the mourner, calm the tempest, Glory to His name!

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Yesterday, today, forever, Jesus is the same

All may change but Jesus never — glory to His name.

Glory to His name, glory to his name,

All may change but Jesus never, Glory to his name!

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He who pardoned erring Peter Never need’st thou fear,

He who came to faithless Thomas All thy doubt will clear;

He who let the loved disciple On His bosom rest

Bids thee till, with love as tender, Lean upon His breast.

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He who ‘mid the raging billows Walked upon the sea,

Still can hush our wildest tempest, As on Galilee;

He who wept and prayed in anguish In Gethsemane

Drinks with us each cup of trembling, In our agony.

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As of old He walketh to Emmaus, With them to abide,

So thru all life’s way He walketh, Ever near our side,

Soon again shall we behold Him — Hasten, Lord the day”

But ’twill still be “this same Jesus,” As He went away,

CHORUS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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