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I don’t want to be afraid
Every time I face the waves
I don’t want to be afraid
I don’t want to be afraid

I don’t want to fear the storm
Just because I hear it roar
I don’t want to fear the storm
I don’t want to fear the storm

Peace be still
Say the word and I will
Set my feet upon the sea
Till I’m dancing in the deep
Peace be still
You are here so it is well
Even when my eyes can’t see
I will trust the voice that speaks

I’m not gonna be afraid
‘Cause these waves are only waves
I’m not gonna be afraid
No I’m not gonna be afraid

And I’m not gonna fear the storm
You are greater than it’s roar
Oh I’m not gonna fear the storm
No I’m not gonna fear at all

Peace be still
Say the word and I will
Set my feet upon the sea
Till I’m dancing in the deep
Peace be still
You are here so it is well
Even when my eyes can’t see
I will trust the voice that speaks
Peace, peace over me

You speak peace

Let faith rise up
O heart believe
Let faith rise up in me
(x4)

Peace be still
Say the word and I will
Set my feet upon the sea
Till I’m dancing in the deep oh
Peace be still
You are here so it is well
Even when my eyes can’t see
I will trust the voice that speaks
Peace, peace over me

I hear You speaking
Peace, peace over me

Oh peace
Over me

You speak peace
You speak peace
Over me

You speak peace
You speak peace
You speak peace

Songwriters: Mia Fieldes / Hope Darst
Peace Be Still lyrics © Be Essential Songs
(P) 2020 Fair Trade Services

About This Song

"I have found myself fighting fear and anxiety in different seasons of life and what I’ve learned is that it doesn’t always just go away because I think my way out of it, but I can worship my way through it. When we got together to write this song, one of the writers came in and said, ‘I’m fighting a ton of fear today.’ What they didn’t know was that I, too, was battling intense fear and anxiety in my own life. So, we did the only thing we knew to do that day; we declared peace over ourselves. We knew that if we could sing God’s promises over ourselves it would drown out the fear and would shift things inside of us. Fear and anxiety don’t just disappear because we write songs or sing songs, but God has given us a weapon of worship to use every time the wave of fear wants to rise itself against us. This song is a prayer and a weapon; a prayer of peace over everything you are facing and a weapon of worship to defeat fear, depression, and doubt. God has promised you peace: ‘Fear not for I am with you,’ says the Lord. ‘Do not be anxious but with prayer and thanksgiving, tell God what you are concerned about and then the peace that goes beyond all understanding will guard your heart and your mind.’ He's promised us peace because, honestly, peace isn't a feeling. Peace is a person. It is the Prince of Peace, and He's promised to be with us at all times. So every time we sing that song, it's this reminder of, 'you know what, You are with me, and You are peace. So if You are here, it is well. Fear doesn't get to be my leader. Peace gets to be my leader.' And so, I'm so grateful for this song." - Hope Darst

Related Verses in the Bible

John 16:33 | Colossians 3:15 | Isaiah 41:10 | John 14:27 | Psalm 56:3