Author of the Lyrics
The author of the glorifying
words of the "Prince of Peace" lyrics, Mary S. B. Dana (February 15, 1810-February 8, 1883),
was born in Beaufort, South Carolina, United States and
achieved fame as a hymn writer.
Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the
music that accompanies the
words of "Prince of Peace", William Batchelder Bradbury (October 6, 1816-January 7, 1868),
was born in York, Maine, United States and
became famous as a composer and musician who enjoyed gospel music.
Information about the
Title of Hymn: Prince of Peace
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Mary S. B. Dana (February 15, 1810
to February 8, 1883)
Nationality of Author:
Translator of the Hymn
lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English
Name of Composer of Music: William Batchelder Bradbury (October 6, 1816 to
January 7, 1868)
Hymn Category: Christian Songs
First Line of Hymn: "Prince of Peace, control my will; Bid the struggling heart be still"
First Publication Date:
Prince of Peace Lyrics
Prince of Peace, control my will;
Bid the struggling heart be still;
Bid my fears and doubtings cease,
Hush my spirit into peace.
Thou hast bought me with Thy blood,
Opened wide the gate to God;
Peace I ask, but peace must be,
Lord, in being one with Thee.
May Thy will, not mine, be done;
May Thy will and mine be one;
Chase these doubtings from my heart,
Now Thy perfect peace impart.
Savior, at Thy feet I fall,
Thou my life, my God, my all;
Let Thy happy servant be
One forevermore with Thee!