Author of the Lyrics
The author of the sincere
words of the "Peace in the Valley" lyrics, Annie Wittenmyer (August 26, 1827-February 2, 1900),
was born in Sandy Springs, Ohio, United States and
achieved fame as a teacher and hymn writer. In 1874 Sarah Ann Turner Wittenmyer became the first president of the Women's Christian Temperance Union.
Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the
music that accompanies the
words of "Peace in the Valley", William Gustavus Fischer (October 14, 1835-August 13, 1912),
was born in Baltimore, Maryland, United States and
became famous as a chorister, singing teacher, musician and composer.
Information about the
Title of Hymn: Peace in the Valley
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Annie Wittenmyer (August 26, 1827
to February 2, 1900)
Nationality of Author:
Translator of the Hymn
lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English
Name of Composer of Music: William Gustavus Fischer (October 14, 1835 to
August 13, 1912)
Hymn Category: Christian Songs
First Line of Hymn: "I have entered the valley of blessing so sweet, And Jesus abides with me there"
First Publication Date:
Peace in the Valley Lyrics
I have entered the valley of blessing so sweet,
And Jesus abides with me there;
And His Spirit and blood make my cleansing complete,
And His perfect love casteth out fear.
Oh, come to this valley of blessing so sweet,
Where Jesus will fullness bestow;
And believe, and receive, and confess Him,
That all His salvation may know.
There is peace in the valley of blessing so sweet,
And plenty the land doth impart;
And there's rest for the weary, worn traveler's feet,
And joy for the sorrowing heart.
There is love in the valley of blessing so sweet,
Such as none but the blood-washed may feel,
When Heaven comes down redeemed spirits to greet,
And Christ sets His covenant seal.
There's a song in the valley of blessing so sweet,
And angels would fain join the strain,
As with rapturous praises we bow at His feet,
Crying, "Worthy the Lamb that was slain!"