I cannot tell thee whence it came

 

1. I cannot tell thee whence it came,
    This peace within my breast;
    But this I know, there fills my soul
    A strange and tranquil rest.

 

   Refrain
    There’s a deep, settled peace in my soul,
    There’s a deep, settled peace in my soul,
    Tho’ the billows of sin near me roll,
    He abides, Christ abides.

 

2. Beneath the toil and care of life,
    This hidden stream flows on;
    My weary soul no longer thirsts,
    Nor am I sad and lone.

 

3. I cannot tell the half of love,
    Unfeigned, supreme, divine,
    That caused my darkest inmost self
    With beams of hope to shine.

 

4. I cannot tell thee why He chose
    To suffer and to die,
    But if I suffer here with Him
    I’ll reign with Him on high.

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