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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Rev. James Cleveland - "Peace Be Still" (examples & lyrics)

Edited by Azizi Powell

This post presents examples of the now classic Gospel song "Peace Be Still". The Biblical reference for that song and the song's lyrics are also included in this post.

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BIBLICAL SOURCE FOR THE GOSPEL SONG "PEACE BE STILL"

Luke 8:24 The disciples went and woke him, saying, "Master, Master, we're going to drown!" He got up and rebuked the wind and the raging waters; the storm subsided, and all was calm.
New International Version ©1984 b

Mark 4:39
English Standard Version (©2001)
And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!”
And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.

http://bible.cc/mark/4-39.htmhttp://bible.cc/mark/4-39.htm

TWO EXAMPLES OF THE RECORDING "PEACE BE STILL"
Example #1: "Peace Be Still"- The Angelic Choir of Nutley, NJ [1963]


Rowoches, Published on Jun 25, 2012

*I don't own the rights to this video. This is just a fan post, sharing history with all who want to learn*
Rev. Lawrence Roberts & the Angelic Choir of Nutley, New Jersey singing they big hit, "Peace Be Still."
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From http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/James_Cleveland.aspx:
"The artist passed another milestone with Savoy’s 1963 release Peace Be Still. A recording pairing Cleveland with the Angelic Choir of Nutley, New Jersey, the album, which held a spot on the gospel charts for more than fifteen years, has sold more than one million copies, an almost unheard of achievement for a gospel recording."

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Example #2: James Cleveland - Peace Be Still



holyrollersoldier, Uploaded on Aug 16, 2007

Gospel Celebration 1988

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LYRICS: PEACE BE STILL
(James Cleveland)

Verse 1
Master, the tempest is raging.
The billows are tossing high.
The sky is o'er shadowed with blackness,
no shelter or help is nigh.
Carest Thou not that we perish?
How canst Thou lie asleep,
when each moment so madly is threatning,
a grave in the angry deep?

Chorus
The winds and the waves
shall obey my will, peace be still.
Whether the wrath of the storm-tossed sea
or demons, or men, or whatever it be.
No water can swallow the ship where lies
the Master of ocean and earth and skies;
they shall sweetly obey my will,
peace be still, peace be still.
They all shall sweetly obey my will;
peace, peace be still.

Verse 2
Master, with anguish of spirit I bow in my grief today.
The depths of my sad heart are troubled.
Oh, waken and save, I pray!
Torrents of sin and of anguish
sweep o'er my sinking soul,
And I perish! I perish! dear Master.
Oh, hasten and take control!

Chorus

Verse 3
Master, the terror is over, the elements sweetly rest.
Earth's sun in the calm lake is mirrored,
and heaven's within my breast.
Linger, O blessed Redeemer!
Leave me alone no more,
and with joy I shall make the blest harbor
and rest on the blissful shore.

Chorus

From http://www.lyricstime.com/rev-james-cleveland-peace-be-still-lyrics.html

RELATED LINKS
http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2012/06/biblical-references-in-african-american_07.html
Biblical References In African American Religious Songs (Part II - New Testament)

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND THANKS
My thanks to the Rev. James Cleveland for his composition of "Peace Be Still" and other Gospels songs. Thanks also to the performers of this song, and to the uploaders of these sound files and videos.

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