In honor of the birthday of American composer Charles Ives (1874-1954), here is his setting of a poem by John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892).
O sabbath rest of Galilee.
O calm of hills above,
Where Jesus knelt to share with thee
The silence of eternity interpreted by love.
Drop thy still dews of quietness
Till all our striving cease;
Take from our souls the strain and stress,
And let our ordered lives confess the beauty of thy peace.