The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #28353   Message #4069399
Posted By: Joe Offer
23-Aug-20 - 08:21 PM
Thread Name: ADD: Blessed Quietness
Subject: RE: ADD: Blessed Quietness
(words rewritten by Jerry Praver, 2013)

1. Joys are flowing like a river since new harmony has come
It abides with us forever, makes the trusting heart its home

Blessed quiet (quietness) ness, holy quiet (quietness) ness,
What assurance in my soul
On the stormy (stormy) sea, speaking peace to (peace to) me,
How the billows cease to roll.

2. Like the gentle rain from heaven, like the sunlight from the sky;
Understanding will be given, falling on us by and by.

3. See the fruitful field is growing, blessed fruits of happiness
And the streams of life are flowing in the lonely wilderness

4. What a wondrous contemplation, which we thoroughly embrace
What a peaceful habitation, what a quiet resting place

Bev sings melody starting on Bb, Jerry sings harmony starting on F. Arrangement stolen from Beggars Velvet, an outstanding UK group made up of Cathy & Charley Yarvvood and Dave Webber & Anni Fentiman. Beggar's Velvet stopped performing in 1993.
Beggars' Velvet version:

was written by Manie P. Ferguson (words) and William S. Marshall (music).

Here's a more traditional arrangement: