“Gentle As Silence”

This week’s quote is actually a praise song which I do not know.  I ran across the words this week while doing some research on “silence” for my Sunday sermon.  From what I can tell, this song/hymn is quite popular in Australia and New Zealand, but I have been unable to find any information about the author/copyright, although it is listed as being in this hymnal.  If anyone has more information on this song, please let me know.  In any case, the words seemed especially appropriate for my meditations this week.

Gentle As Silence

Oh, the Love of my Lord is the essence,
Of all that I love here on earth,
All the beauty I see He has given to me,
And His giving is gentle as silence.

Every day, every hour, every moment,
Have been blessed by the strength of His love,
At the turn of each tide, He is there at my side,
And His touch is as gentle as silence.

There’ve been times when I’ve turned from His presence,
And I’ve walked other paths, other ways,
But I’ve called on His Name in the dark of my shame,
And His mercy was gentle as silence.

He has poured out His spirit upon me
and has turned all my world upside down
And his peace like a balm soothes my soul with it’s calm
And His healing is gentle as silence.

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3 thoughts on ““Gentle As Silence”

  1. All I can find out about this song is that the lyrics and music are by Estelle White, and that she was apparently very prolific, having composed numerous songs and children’s songs.

    Thanks for sharing these lyrics…they are beautiful and very soothing.

  2. Ohhh I remember this hymn from school days!…such a beautiful hymn…sorry can’t offer any more info about it but just wanted to reply as it’s my most favourite one of all time and truly inspiring!

  3. The song is by Estelle White. Copyright is held by McCrimmon Publishing Ltd. The song is very popular in Britain as well. Estelle White has written many songs. See “Liturgical Hymns Old & New” published by Kevin Mayhew ISBN 1-84003-318-5.


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