Peace, perfect peace, in this dark world of sin

Peace, perfect peace, in this dark world of sin?
  The blood of Jesus whispers peace within.
Peace, perfect peace, by thronging duties pressed?
  To do the will of Jesus—this is rest.
Peace, perfect peace, with sorrows surging round?
  On Jesus’ bosom naught but calm is found.
Peace, perfect peace, with loved ones far away?
  In Jesus’ keeping we are safe, and they.
Peace, perfect peace, our future all unknown?
  Jesus we know, and He is on the throne.
Peter Farquhar

Buckingham, United Kingdom

I heard this lovely hymn for the first time in church this morning. I found it moving and reassuring.

'Peace I leave with you; not as the world gives give I unto you. (John 14 v. 27)

Dejo Olowu

Mafikeng, NW, South Africa

My mother passed away quietly very early yesterday. Even though this hymn brought hot tears to my face today, I searched for it, and the tears have done me well. We will sing this throughout the funeral celebrations! Eighty-seven years entirely invested in doing good. Halleluyah to my unfailing Jesus!!! Peace is here in my heart!!!


United States

Thanks for preserving this timeless classic. We can indeed find perfect peace in Jesus.

Kwamboka Nyambati

Nairobi, Kenya

This is indeed a marvelous song. Praise be to God for His everlasting peace in this dark world of sin where no hope lies but heartache and distress. Amina.