661. They cast their nets in Galilee

1 They cast their nets in Galilee
just off the hills of brown;
such happy, simple fisher-folk,
before the Lord came down.

2 Contented, peaceful fishermen,
before they ever knew
the peace of God that filled their hearts
brimful, and broke them too.

3 Young John who trimmed the flapping sail,
homeless, in Patmos died.
Peter, who hauled the teeming net,
head-down was crucified.

4 The peace of God, it is no peace,
but strife closed in the sod.
Yet let us pray for but one thing-
the marvelous peace of God.

Text Information
First Line: They cast their nets in Galilee
Author: William Alexander Percy, 1885-1942 (alt.)
Meter: CM
Language: English
Publication Date: 1985
Topic: The Christian Life
Copyright: Copyright by Edward B. Marks Music Corporation. Used by permission.
Notes: Now Public domain
Tune Information
Composer: David McKinley Williams, 1887-1978
Meter: CM
Key: F Major
Copyright: Copyright The Church Pension Fund

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