Where Can I Turn for Peace
Sunday, this is the Hymn we sang in church. I thought of all of us here on our blogs supporting each other and sharing whatever it is that brings us each peace. I thought of how often we struggle to find peace. I thought about the joy we feel when we find peace even for a little while.
The woman who wrote this Hymn, Emma Lou Thayne, wrote this while her daughter was suffering with an eating disorder. I wanted to share these comforting words here.
1. Where can I turn for peace?
Where is my solace
When other sources cease to make me whole?
When with a wounded heart, anger, or malice,
I draw myself apart,
Searching my soul?
2. Where, when my aching grows,
Where, when I languish,
Where, in my need to know, where can I run?
Where is the quiet hand to calm my anguish?
Who, who can understand?
He, only One.
3. He answers privately,
Reaches my reaching
In my Gethsemane, Savior and Friend.
Gentle the peace he finds for my beseeching.
Constant he is and kind,
Love without end.
Text: Emma Lou Thayne, b. 1924. © 1973 IRI
Music: Joleen G. Meredith, b. 1935. © 1973 IRI
I would express to you all the peace I find through The Savior Jesus Christ.
I would also thank you all for the support and peace I find through each one of your stories and all of your strength.
Together we are strong.