Calm me, my God, and keep me calm,
     While these hot breezes blow;

Calm me, my God, and keep me calm,
     While these hot breezes blow;
Be like the night-dew’s cooling balm
     Upon earth’s fevered brow.

Calm me, my God, and kee me calm,
     Soft resting on thy breast;
Soothe me with holy hymn and psalm
     And bid my spirit rest.

Yes, keep me calm, though loud and rude
     The sounds my ear that greet;
Calm in the closet’s solitude,
     Calm in the bustling street;

Calm in the hour of buoyant health,
     Calm in my hour of pain,
Calm in my poverty or wealth,
     Calm in my loss or gain;

Calm when the great world’s news with power
     My listening spirit stir;
Let not the tidings of the hour
     E’er find too fond an ear;

Calm as the ray of sun or star
     Which storms assail in vain;
Moving unruffled through earth’s war,
     The eternal calm to gain.

~Horatius Bonar

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