Advent Hymnals

209. THE DOVE OF PEACE

Christ in Song,

1.
The dove of peace sings in my heart,
"In strife and war thou hast no part;
Thy place among the hosts of wrong
Is but to echo love's sweet song."

Refrain:
The dove of peace sings in my soul,
"Thy Saviour's blood doth make thee whole;"
The Spirit's voice, like wooing dove,
Sings of my Saviour's deathless love.

2.
The dove of peace hath radiant wings,
And light and melody he brings;
He tells of my soon-coming King,
Of praises that the angels sing.  [Refrain]

3.
O gentle voice of Jesus' love!
It links the life to heav'n above,
And thro' all sorrow and all wrong
O'erflows the soul with tender song.  [Refrain]

4.
The dove of peace shall ne'er depart,
But keep his home within my heart.
E'en when I rise to worlds above,
I'll hear the singing of the dove.  [Refrain]

5.
O wouldst thou hear the dove within?
Let Jesus cleanse thy heart from sin:
Then in sweet measures from above
Thou'lt hear the music of his love.  [Refrain]



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Title The Dove of Peace
Key E♭ Major
Titles The dove of peace sings in my soul,
First Line The dove of peace sings in my heart
Author S. H. Bolton
Year 1908
Composer Fannie E. Bolton
Hymnal -
Tune The dove of peace sings in my heart
Metrical pattern
# Stanzas
Chorus
Chorus Type
Subjects Christ: Peace; Living His Life: Peace; Special Selections: Duets
Texts Isaiah 26:3
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