Rejoice in God

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1. Rejoice in God our Lord always;
I say again, Rejoice!
Your gentleness should show to all,
In your actions and your voice.

2. Do not be anxious or cast down,
But in all things you seek,
By prayer, petition, and with thanks,
Go to God with all your needs.

3. The peace of God, surpassing all,
Transcending all that’s known,
Will guard your heart and mind in Christ,
And will never let you down.

4. Whatever’s true, whatever’s good,
Whatever’s right or pure,
Whatever’s lovely or admired—
Dwell on these, not sin’s allure.

5. If anything is excellent,
Or worthy of your praise,
Think on these things both day and night,
Let your thoughts to God be raised.

6. Whatever truth you’ve learned, received,
Or heard or seen below,
Put into practice day by day,
And the peace of God you’ll know.

Author: Susan H. Peterson

Born: Oc­to­ber 17, 1950, Port An­ge­les, Wash­ing­ton. Died: Ju­ly 23, 2004, Per­al­ta, New Mex­i­co. Susan was the se­cond of two girls in the fam­i­ly. Her fa­ther worked for the Na­tion­al Park Ser­vice, so Su­san en­joyed grow­ing up in Na­tion­al Parks and His­tor­ic Sites across Amer­i­ca. She did her un­der­grad­u­ate work at Stan­ford Un­i­ver­si­ty and earned a BS in ma­the­ma­tics in 1972. The next year she took a one-year grad­u­ate pro­gram at Mult­no­mah School of the Bi­ble in Port­land, Or­e­gon, and re­ceived a Cer­tif­i­cate of Bi­ble up­on com­ple­tion. She de­cid­ed not to pur­sue a ca­reer in com­put­er sci­ence, as she had orig­in­al­ly in… Go to person page >

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First Line: Rejoice in God our Lord always
Title: Rejoice in God
Author: Susan H. Peterson (1998)
Language: English
Copyright: Released to the public domain



Lowell Mason (PHH 96) adapted AZMON from a melody composed by Carl G. Gläser in 1828. Mason published a duple-meter version in his Modern Psalmist (1839) but changed it to triple meter in his later publications. Mason used (often obscure) biblical names for his tune titles; Azmon, a city south of C…

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