Such peace I give, as rendered in the soul of man, can look at death’s e’r open jaws and laugh.
Such peace I give that hands of faith can grasp the scarlet cord of fate and wrench it from its path.
Such peace I give reclining on My arm to rest,
The dearest and the bravest, the brightest and the best
Such peace I give in fleeting moments when in your hands you clasp
The essence of a promise brought home to you at last.
Though I should walk a thousand walks the end should be as one,
That I return to that I seek, God’s everlasting Son.
Though fountains brake upon the earth, the sun refuse to shine,
Safe in His arms I know Him still, forever, ever, mine.
No fear can tear, no pain release the hold He has on Me
For at His face, so fitly turned, all pain and darkness flee.
No fear can wrest Him from my side, no thing too hard for Him.
He’ll trace a rainbow through my tears, deliver me from sin.
What earthly love to Him compares though, ever, ever sweet
My fullest joy, eternal hope, there’s none but Him can meet.
He’s both beginning and the end, He’s the eternal now.
My need He meets o’er every day, He’s faithful to His vow.
Oh life sublime when lived in Him and all life’s shadows flee
The choicest gifts refined above He’s given unto me.
The gifts that now I treasure most were those I sought to miss
The heavy burdens placed by Him transformed into a kiss.
The piercing thrust of life’s sharp edge that cuts into the soul
Reveals within, most precious jewels, refined to make me whole.
There’s n’er mistake, when in His hand I rendered Him My life,
When I espoused my love to Him, my saviour – I’m His wife.
When lifted He my feeble arms from muck and mire and sin,
Replenished me and made me whole to dwell again, with Him.
He never left my side, not once, from cradle to the grave,
He formed, reformed, resumed again, and helped me to be brave.
He conquered sin with His strong arm. The devil’s naught to Him
Refined, remodelled, from the earth, He heals me from within.
Though all of Satan’s forces run rampant ‘cross the earth
He holds me safe, in His embrace and mocks him in his dearth.
How wonderful has been my life, like pearls upon a string,
All pain resolved and conquered, the lustre comes from Him.