Peace…I’ll Give You Peace

If you haven’t figured out by now, music plays an integral part of my life. History plays itself out in my mind via music. Memories swirl around a tune, reminding of where I was, what I was doing, what my life was like when a song was popular. I feel the stories in music. I visualize my own experiences through the music of others. I praise God through music. It’s how I worship best.

So it came as no real shock to me tonight when a song and a couple of verses came into my addled brain. It’s a song Sandi Patty released shortly before the first Gulf War, way back in the early 1990s. I have always loved it and it strikes me now, in the midst of my burdens and my worries.

The verses:

John 14:27

PEACE I leave with you; my PEACE I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

Matthew 11:28-30

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.

The song:

“I’ll Give You Peace” –from the album Another Time…Another Place

Sometimes, when you’re in the valleys
All of your burdens, you carry alone
Oh but I know, I know when you need me, call me I be there
Longing to prove how much I care

Peace, I’ll give you peace
When the wind blows on
Peace, whenever you call me,
I’ll give you peace
When the wind blows on

Heartaches, whenever your heart aches
I want to be there to help see you through
When you’re weary, you know you can find all the strength that you need
Find your rest and your hope in me

Peace, I’ll give you peace
When the wind blows on
Peace, whenever you call me,
I’ll give you peace
When the wind blows on

No matter how long the night may last
I’ll keep you safe ’til the storm has passed
I’ll give you peace, sweet peace
When the wind blows on
Peace, whenever you call me,
I’ll give you peace
When the wind blows on

I’ll give you peace when the wind starts blowing
Peace, I’ll give you peace
I’ll give you peace when the wind starts blowing
I’ll give you peace when the wind starts blowing
Peace, I’ll give you peace

Peace I give you, Peace I give you,
Peace.

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3 Responses to Peace…I’ll Give You Peace

  1. Ulyses says:

    Hello Lynette. Music really is an amazing gift from God. It has the power to take me back in time and not only remind me of certain events and time periods in my life but also make me feel exactly the same way I did back then.

  2. CeCe Lane says:

    I am the same way. (and I love Karen Carpenter too!)

  3. Lori Hinton says:

    I am trying to track down an accompaniment tape to “I’ll Give You Peace” by Sandi Patty. I had purchased one years ago and performed the piece and now my mother has asked that I perform it at her church – after three relocations – there is no telling where it would be or if I still have it!

    Any suggestions would be most welcome.

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