Last Poem Written by Lois Beckwith


Peace

Peace I leave with you, My peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14:27

Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee: because he trusteth in Thee. Isaiah 26:3

The LORD...knoweth them that trust in Him. Nahum 1:7

And call upon Me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify Me. Psalms 50:15

"Peace, My peace I give unto you,"
The precious Saviour said;
He whispers peace to the troubled soul,
Removing fear and dread.

Peace, in a world of sin and woe
Peace, midst the darkest cloud,
Peace, His peace He would have us know
In the circumstance allowed.

Oh what a Saviour who loves us so!
Seeking to keep in peace
The hearts of His own who trust in Him;
His mercies never cease.

"Let not your heart be troubled" then
Comes from His heart of love;
"Fear not," neither be thou afraid,
He is watching from above.

"The Lord knoweth them that trust in Him,"
He knows, He loves, He cares,
And He will be with thee when trouble comes;
He hears and answers prayer.

"Call upon Me" in the troublous times
And "I will deliver thee;"
His heart desires a response for He said,
"And thou shalt glorify Me."

Oh may we give thanks for such mighty love
That keeps us in perfect peace,
And may we respond to His heart of love—
May His peace never cease.
  —Lois Beckwith, Spring 1958

Copied by Stephen Ross for WholesomeWords.org, this was the last poem written by Lois Beckwith shortly before her departing to be with Christ on April 21, 1958.

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