When Quiet Peace Is Shattered

When quiet peace is shattered

Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn (1991)
Tune: HEALING VOICE
Published in 2 hymnals

Full Text

When quiet peace is shattered
by dreadful noise of war,
and we are bruised and battered
by fighting's constant roar,
Lord, break the silence of your Word
and let your healing voice be heard.
O let your healing voice be heard.

When troubles still our love-song,
and fear beats hard within,
when anger drowns the dove's song,
and life's a noisy din,
Lord, break the silence of your Word
and let your healing voice be heard.
O let your healing voice be heard.

When clashing wills divide us,
and hearts refuse to mend,
when feelings scream inside us,
and agonies won't end,
Lord, break the silence of your Word
and let your healing voice be heard.
O let your healing voice be heard.

Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn

Mary Nelson Keithahn, a United Church of Christ minister and church education specialist, works out of her home in Rapid City, South Dakota as a curriculum writer-editor, journalist, and lyricist for musical dramas and anthems. She has also written over eighty hymns, and her texts are included in hymnals or supplements published by the Advent Christian Church, Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, Faith Alive Christian Resources, Alternatives for Simple Living/Selah, Episcopal Church, Presbyterian Church, United Church of Canada and the United Methodist Church. Mary is a Life Member and former board member of Choristers Guild and a Life Member of the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada. She is also a member of ASCAP. --mnk Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When quiet peace is shattered
Title: When Quiet Peace Is Shattered
Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn (1991)
Meter: 7.6.7.6 with refrain
Source: "When Quiet Peace Is Shattered" (anthem)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Lord, break the silence of your word
Notes: Anthem setting published by Hinshaw #HMC-1281

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 2 of 2)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Come Away with Me #1Text
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #615



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