Sweet is the Peace the Gospel Brings is a beautiful Christian hymn that teaches of the peace, purity, and sweetness that comes by receiving and living the gospel. This version is arranged for SATB chorus with piano and violin accompaniment. The download includes the full score, as well as the violin part.
The original arrangement for TTBB was commissioned the BYU Men's Chorus, directed by Rosalind Hall, for inclusion in their album, Set Apart: Beloved Missionary Hymns, which was released to the public on April 5, 2013. All the recordings for this album are available free of charge at SetApartAlbum.com.
Three other hymns included in the Set Apart album were also arranged by Lane Johnson: Brightly Beams Our Father's Mercy, Onward, Christian Soldiers, and It is Well with My Soul. Click the links for more information about these hymn arrangements.
- SATB, with Piano and Violin accompaniment
- Text by Mary Ann Morton Durham (1826-1897)
- Music by Alfred M. Durham (1872-1957)
- Level: Advanced
- Duration: ~3:50
Here is a recording of a performance by the BYU Men's Chorus. Download this audio file for free at Set Apart Album.
Sweet is the peace the gospel brings
To seeking minds and true.
With light refulgent on it's wings,
It clears the human view.
It's laws and precepts are divine
And show a Father's care.
Transcendent love and mercy shine
In each injunction there.
Faithless tradition flees its pow'r
And unbelief gives way.
The gloomy clouds, which used to low'r,
Submit to reason's sway.
That which in part we have received
Will be in part no more,
For He in whom we all believe
To us will all restore.
May we who know the sacred Name
From ev'ry sin depart.
Then will the Spirit's constant flame
Preserve us pure in heart.