131. L. M. Mme. Guion. The Omnipresent Peace of God.
1 O Thou, by long experience tried,
Near whom no grief can long abide; --
My Lord, how full of sweet content
My years of pilgrimage are spent!
2 All scenes alike engaging prove,
To souls impressed with sacred love;
Where'er they dwell, they dwell in thee,
In heaven, in earth, or on the sea.
3 To them remains nor place nor time;
Their country is in every clime;
They can be calm and free from care
On any shore, since God is there.
4 While place we seek, or place we shun,
The soul finds happiness in none;
But with a God to guide our way,
'Tis equal joy to go or stay.