Peace Sunday 2021 - Songs

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Stand by Me

When the storms of life are raging,
Stand by me (stand by me); (2x)
When the world is tossing me
Like a ship upon the sea,
Thou who rulest wind and water,
Stand by me (stand by me).

—Charles Albert Tindley (1851–1933) was a self-taught songwriter and Methodist Episcopal minister. says: “Tindley was known for being a captivating preacher, and for also taking an active role in the betterment of the people in his community…. Tindley was able to draw people of multiple races to his church ministry; likewise, his songs have been adopted and proliferated by
white and black churches alike.”

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Make me an instrument of your peace

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace:
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy.

O divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console,
to be understood as to understand,
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
—St. Francis of Assisi

Master, the tempest is raging

The winds and the waves shall obey thy will.
“Peace, be still!”
Whether the wrath of the storm-tossed sea,
Or struggles or evil, whatever it be,
No water can swallow the ship where lies
the Master of ocean and earth and skies:
They all shall sweetly obey thy will.
“Peace, be still! Peace, be still!”
They all shall sweetly obey thy will.
“Peace, peace, be still!”
—Mary Ann Baker

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