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Long days and nights, upon this restless bed - In me ye shall have peace (Horatius Bonar/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

“In me ye shall have peace.”

1. Long days and nights, upon this restless bed
  of daily, nightly weariness and pain!
Yet thou art here, my ever-gracious Lord;
  thy well known voice speaks not to me in vain:
      “In me ye shall have peace”! (“… ye shall have peace”!) (PDF - Midi)

2. The darkness seemeth long, and even the light
  no respite brings with it, no soothing rest
for this worn frame; yet in the midst of all
  thy love revives.   Father, thy will is best.
      “In me ye shall have peace”! (“… ye shall have peace”!)

3. Sleep cometh not, when most I seem to need
  its kindly balm.   O Father, be to me
better than sleep; and let these sleepless hours
  be hours of blessed fellowship with thee.
      “In me ye shall have peace”! (“… ye shall have peace”!)

4. Not always  s e e n,  the wisdom and the love,
  and sometimes hard to be believed, when pain
wrestles with faith, and almost overcomes –
  yet even in conflict thy sure words sustain,
      “In me ye shall have peace”! (“… ye shall have peace”!)

5. Father, the flesh is weak; fain would I rise
  above its weakness into things unseen.
Lift thou me up; give me the open ear,
  to hear the voice that speaketh from within:
      “In me ye shall have peace”! (“… ye shall have peace”!)

6. Father, the hour is come, the hour when I
  shall with these fading eyes behold thy face,
and drink in all the fulness of thy love!
  Till then, oh, speak to me thy words of grace,
      “In me ye shall have peace”! (“… ye shall have peace”!)

Horatius Bonar, "Until the Day break", 1890, 131-133.

(The echo (“… ye shall have peace”!) at the end of each stanza is not part of the original text.)

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