When I was in the final stage of labor, just minutes away from Jethro being born the song Peace, Peace Wonderful Peace began playing over the speakers. It was a busy hustle and bustle to move me from one labor position to another. I remember hearing the muddled voices around me saying we needing baby out – soon. But what rang clearer than anything else was the sweet tune and medley of this classic hymn.
I didn’t know then that even in that moment the Lord was preparing my heart, mind, and spirit. Letting me know that everything was going to be “okay”. That His peace was with me and never going to let me go.
Peace, Peace, Wonderful Peace. -W CORDEN1889
Far away in the depths of my spirit tonight, Rolls a melody sweeter than psalm. In celestial-like strains it unceasingly falls. Over my soul like an infinite calm.
Peace, peace, wonderful peace Coming down from the Father above! Sweep over my spirit forever, I pray In fathomless billows of love!
What a treasure I have in this wonderful peace, Buried deep in the heart of my soul, So secure that no power can mine it away While the years of eternity roll!
I am resting tonight in that wonderful peace Resting sweetly in Jesus’ control; For I am kept from all danger by night and by day, And His glory is flooding my soul!
And I think when I rise to that city of peace, Where the author of peace I shall see, That one strain of the song that the ransomed will sing in that heavenly kingdom will be:
Ah, soul are you here without comfort and rest marching down the rough pathway of time? Make Jesus your friend ere the shadows grow dark, oh, accept this sweet peace so sublime!
These are the sweet words I sang over my Jethro as he laid in the NICU. These are the words we sang as we made our way to lie him at his final resting place. These are the words I continue to sing when I rise. Each phrase speaks my heart’s desire and reminds of the blessed assurance that I will carry all of my days.