‘The peace of Christ makes fresh my heart’

The timeless message of Easter assures us that however dark things may seem, God, Life itself, is always present to inspire and light our path.

Emily Swanson

My life flows on in endless song
Above earth’s lamentation;
I hear the sweet though far-off hymn
That hails a new creation.
Through all the tumult and the strife
I hear the music ringing;
It finds an echo in my soul.
How can I keep from singing?

What though my human comforts die,
The Lord my Savior liveth;
What though the darkness gather round,
Songs in the night God giveth.
No storm can shake my inmost calm
While to that Rock I’m clinging;
Since Love is God of heaven and earth,
How can I keep from singing?

I lift mine eyes, the cloud grows thin;
I see the blue above it.
And day by day this pathway smooths
Since first I learned to love it.
The peace of Christ makes fresh my heart,
A fountain ever springing;
All things are mine since I am God’s.
How can I keep from singing?
– Pauline T., adapt., “Christian Science Hymnal: Hymns 430-603,” No. 533, © CSBD

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