~Peace, Perfect Peace
morning in 1875 Canon Gibbon of Harrogate preached from the text:
“Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on Thee.”
Hebrew word is “peace, peace” instead of perfect peace.
Bishop Bickersteth wrote the hymn, putting each first
line in the form of a question and giving the answer in each second
line: “Peace, perfect peace—in this dark world of sin? The blood of
Jesus whispers peace within.”
Peace, Perfect Peace
Peace, perfect peace, in this dark world of sin:
blood of Jesus whispers peace within.
Peace, perfect peace, by thronging duties pressed:
do the will of Jesus, this is rest.
Peace, perfect peace, with sorrows surging round:
Jesus’ bosom nought but calm is found.
Peace, perfect peace, with loved ones far away:
Jesus’ keeping we are safe, and they.
Peace, perfect peace, our future all unknown:
we know, and He is on the throne.
Peace, perfect peace, death shadowing us and ours:
has vanquished death and all its powers.
It is enough; earth’s struggles soon shall cease,
Jesus call us to Heaven’s perfect peace.
Paul, Steve Green’s MIDI Hymnal, (Oak Harbor, WA: Logos
Research Systems, Inc.) 1998.