Sweet Is the Peace the Gospel Brings
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    Sweet Is the Peace the Gospel Brings

    With devotion

    1. Sweet is the peace the gospel brings

    To seeking minds and true.

    With light refulgent on its wings,

    It clears the human view.

    2. Its laws and precepts are divine

    And show a Father’s care.

    Transcendent love and mercy shine

    In each injunction there.

    3. Faithless tradition flees its pow’r,

    And unbelief gives way.

    The gloomy clouds, which used to low’r,

    Submit to reason’s sway.

    4. May we who know the sacred Name

    From every sin depart.

    Then will the Spirit’s constant flame

    Preserve us pure in heart.

    5. Ere long the tempter’s power will cease,

    And sin no more annoy,

    No wrangling sects disturb our peace,

    Or mar our heartfelt joy.

    6. That which we have in part received

    Will be in part no more,

    For he in whom we all believe

    To us will all restore.

    7. In patience, then, let us possess

    Our souls till he appear.

    On to our mark of calling press;

    Redemption draweth near.

    Text: Mary Ann Morton, 1826–1897

    Music: Alfred M. Durham, 1872–1957. © 1948 IRI

    Psalm 119:165

    Psalm 119:97–104