Sunday, September 7, 2008


We sang my favorite hymn in church today...
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 love this hymn because it is so TRUE.

I love my Savior. He is the source of all love, hope, joy, happiness, comfort and peace.
He, only one.


MaryRC said...

church was great today for us too. we have a couple in our ward that works/live at a children's ranch. And 8 of the 10 kids with them at this time bore their testimonies. It was so touching to see these kids who have all been removed from their homes and still be able to find peace.

made me see that things in my life are'nt so bad and i need to appreciate the gifts heavenly father has given my family and stuff that boo hoo back in my pocket for later...

4boyzmdmom said...

That is one of my favorites, too! When I was going through a difficult period in my life, I memorized the words and I'd go over them in my mind often...especially if I was awake in the night worrying! The words are true--I've found my Savior to be an amazing source of peace even when my life is full of chaos and heartache.

Bren's Life said...

ok- I was typing a comment & it just vanished! I have no idea what happened. It left half a word I had typed & that's it.. Weird.

Anyhow- I was going to say Savana Smiles was one of my favorite movies. I used to cry all the time watching the end of it too...

Neighbor Jane Payne said...

This hymn answered a very specific prayer of mine once, and I have loved it ever since. I'm glad you reminded me of it today.