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Gift of Peace - His Peace He Gives to Us

This hymn about peace was written by American Roman Catholic at-the-time Glenmary nun Germaine Habjan (ref).

It was published in Alleluia! Amen, but no other publications have been located.



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His peace he gives to us.
His peace he leaves with us.
Not for us alone,
But that we might give it again,
To all.

The man who looks for God in the depth of his heart
Will find a hidden quiet
That nothing can disturb or take away.

The man who sees his life as an open door
Through which all men might come to receive and give again
Will know true peace.

The man whose joy it is to discover the world
And meet the eyes of God in the beauty that is his
Will sing of peace.

The man who knows that God has prepared him a home
For all eternity
To rejoice and to be free
Will have true peace.

ABC Notation

X:1
T:His Peace He Gives to Us
C:Germaine Habjan
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
D2 | (G4 G)A BA | B6 B2 | (c4c)B AG | F8 |
w:His peace_ he gives to us, His peace_ he leaves with us
(d4d)ddc | B6 AB | c2 c2 c2 AG | F6 EF | G6]
w:Not_ for us al-one, but that we might give it a-gain, to_ all.
D2 | GA BA B2 AB | c2 (AG) F3 d |
w:1~~~~~The man who looks for God in the depth of his heart will
w:2~~~~~The man who sees his life as an o-pen_ door through
w:3~~~~~The man whose joy it is to dis-cov-er the world and
w:4~~~~~The man who knows that God has pre-pared him a home for
dd dc B2 (AB) | cB AG AG FA | G6 |]
w:1~~~~~find a hid-den quiet that_ noth-ing can dist-urb or take a-way.
w:2~~~~~which all men might come to re-ceive and give ag-ain will know true peace.
w:3~~~~~meet the eyes of God in the beau-ty that is his will sing of peace.
w:4~~~~~all e-ter-ni-ty to re-joice and to be free will have true peace.


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His peace he gives to us
His peace he leaves with us
Not for us alone,
But that we might give it again,
To all.

The man who looks for God in the depth of his heart.
Will find a hidden quiet.
That nothing can disturb or take away.

The man who sees his life as an open door
Through which all men might come to receive and give again
Will know true peace.

The man whose joy it is to discover the world.
And meet the eyes of God in the beauty that is his.
Will sing of peace.

The man who knows that God has prepared him a home.
For all eternity.
To rejoice and to be free.
Will have true peace.

1 comment:

  1. This 'peace' is the ' heavenly peace' that is referred to in the hymn Silent Night. God is inner rest, tranquillity and poise. Within Eastern traditions, the peace that meditation brings, the sense of oneness within and without. Peace, sleep, meditation or poise-- it is all heavenly. In The Rime if the Ancient Mariner, Coleridge writes, ' he sleepeth best who loveth best'..

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