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Peace Like A River

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Song Lyric Sunday

I couldn’t pass up Helen’s theme of peace for today’s “Song Lyric Sunday.”

I’ve always felt “Peace Like a River” was an old song. Some sites list it as African American Spiritual. But I’ve also seen John O. Schroeder identified as the author. It feels like a spiritual to me. One nice thing about this song is that it’s easy to learn. Some versions are faster, but I picked a relaxing one for this Sunday afternoon.  I hope you enjoy it.

I’ve got peace like a river,
I’ve got peace like a river,
I’ve got peace like a river in my soul.
I’ve got peace like a river,
I’ve got peace like a river,
I’ve got peace like a river in my soul.

2. I’ve got joy like a fountain,
I’ve got joy like a fountain,
I’ve got joy like a fountain in my soul.
I’ve got joy like a fountain,
I’ve got joy like a fountain,
I’ve got joy like a fountain in my soul.

3. I’ve got love like an ocean,
I’ve got love like an ocean,
I’ve got love like an ocean in my soul.
I’ve got love like an ocean,
I’ve got love like an ocean,
I’ve got love like an ocean in my soul.

Lyrics found here.

For more on “Song Lyric Sunday,” and more peace songs, visit:

https://helenswordsoflife.com/2017/10/21/song-lyric-sunday-theme-for-102217/

Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Christian, former counselor, and life-long lover of animals, I'm returning to my creative roots and have published my first book: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again. I also paint angels.

27 thoughts on “Peace Like A River

  1. This one made me smile. Nice choice.

  2. Beautiful song. I’ve never heard this song before and I have enjoyed listening. A wonderful discover and I shall put this on my go-to list. The side show is tremendous even without the singing.

  3. Water can be so peaceful and I love the harmonica part.

  4. Great song. Peace is such a beautiful gift.

  5. What a neat song! I love it, and need to let my grand-daughter listen to it. I just know she’d love to sing it. 🙂

  6. Peace is very much like a river, could be endlessly moving along, if we’d stop and reflect more. Beautiful.

  7. as a kid, there were times our christian youth group would like to sing this song.

  8. I’ve always enjoyed this song. May peace flow mighty like a river…

  9. Wonderful song choice. Anything to do with water makes me feel peaceful.

  10. Beautiful! ❤ Thanks so much for sharing this!

  11. Lovely song and each variation has it’s positives. Best wishes for your book, JoAnna! Congratulations, too! 🎇🎉🎆

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