464. C. M. J. J. Gurney. Silent Worship.
1 Let deepest silence all around
Its peaceful shelter spread;
So shall the living word abound,
The word that wakes the dead.
2 How sweet to wait upon the Lord
In stillness and in prayer!
What though no preacher speak the word
A minister is there:
3 He knows to bend the heart of steel,
He bows the loftiest soul;
O'er all we think and all we feel,
How matchless his control!
4 And, O, how precious is his love
In tender mercy given;
It whispers of the blest above,
And stays the soul on heaven.
5 From mind to mind, in streams of joy,
The holy influence spreads;
'T is peace, 'tis praise without alloy,
For God that influence sheds.
6 To thee, O God, we still will pray,
And praise thee as before;
For this thy glorious gospel-day,
Teach us to praise thee more.