Hymns (10)

The last hymn writer we will look at is Frances Havergal (1836-1879). She was sick for many years and died when she was only forty-three. But Frances wrote many hymns that talk about God’s peace and joy.
One of Frances’ hymns, “Like a River Glorious,” talks about how we can have peace through all our experiences in life. Here are some words from the last verse of this song: “Stayed upon Jehovah, hearts are fully blest. Finding as He promised, perfect peace and rest.”
In our Bible Reading today, Paul tells us about God’s peace. Paul says that we have this peace because of “the blood sacrifice of Christ” (verse 9b). Paul continues to say that when we have this peace, we are God’s friends.
God’s peace has helped me face difficulties in my life. I hope that you will experience God’s peace today. He loves you and wants to be your friend!