‘Mid All the Traffic of the Ways   2 comments


Above:  Traffic, Detroit, Michigan, Between 1915 and 1925

Publisher = Detroit Publishing Company

Image Source = Library of Congress

Reproduction Number = LC-DIG-det-4a27913

Hymn Source = The Hymnal (1941), Evangelical and Reformed Church

Words (1917) by William Arthur Dunkerley (1852-1941), who published under the nom de plume John Oxenham


1.  ‘Mid all the traffic of the ways

–Turmoils without, within–

Make in my heart a quiet place,

And come and dwell therein;

2.  A little shrine of quietness,

All sacred to Thyself,

Where Thou shalt all my soul possess,

And I may find myself;

3.  A little shelter from life’s stress,

Where I may lay me prone,

And bare my soul in loneliness,

And know as I am known;

4.  A little place of mystic grace,

Of self and sin swept bare,

Where I may look upon Thy face,

And walk with Thee in prayer.

2 responses to “‘Mid All the Traffic of the Ways

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