Latinised Hymns

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?
In Jesus' presence nought 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.

Peace, perfect peace, death shadowing us and ours?
Jesus has vanquished death and all its powers.

It is enough: earth's struggles soon shall cease,
And Jesus call us to heaven's perfect peace.

E.H.Bickersteth

Quae pura pax hic ubi tenebrae?
Jesus dat intus fuso sanguine.

Quae pura pax in tot officiis?
Fac Christi iussa: sic quieveris.

Quae pura pax, cum luctu cingimur?
Pax coram Jesu numquam rumpitur.

Quae pura caris pax absentibus?
Cum Jesu tuti pariter sumus.

Quae pura pax, futurum si latet?
At supra Jesus haud latens sedet.

Quae pura pax sub mortis nubibus?
Est mors potens, sed vicit Dominus.

Sat est: mox aberunt certamina
Jesu vocante longa ad otia.