In the Quiet of This Day

Music by Ron Klusmeier
Words by Shirley Erena Murray
Tune Name: WHANGAREI

Lyrics as Poetry

In the quiet of this day,
in the safety of this place,
Holy Presence, hear me pray,
soothe my spirit with your peace.Take the tangle of my thought,
take the tension from my frame,
free within me what is fraught,
still the waves I cannot tame.I am tired and out of tune:
it is you who gives new song.
I am fearful and alone:
bring me home where I belong.What I am, you truly know,
more than lover, more than friend,
you the light to whom I grow,
you my meaning and my end.Alleluia, allelu,
Alleluia, allelu,
Alleluia, allelu,
Alleluia, allelu.


Words by
Shirley Erena MurrayCopyright © 1999 by Hope Publishing Company
Carol Stream, Illinois • USA

Comments About Song

Comment by
RON KLUSMEIER


“In the Quiet of this Day” is one of the few titles in Shirley’s “Faith Makes the Song” book for which she included no comments. Knowing her as I did, I can imagine her thinking/saying that, if we didn’t get the message from the text, there would be little she could add that might help!

Shirley and I talked about these words as she struggled to care for John, her beloved husband, partner and friend, in spite of her own health frailties. Near the end of a note to me she said (quoting the third verse), “I am tired and out of tune.”


Faith Makes the Song
is published by:Hope Publishing Company
Carol Stream, IL USA

                                                    Audio Sample

"IN THE QUIET OF THIS DAY"
Verses 1 & 4 with "Alleuia" ending
played on piano

Scripture Reference

  • Matthew 6:6-8

Season, Theme
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  • Grief
  • Heal, Healing
  • Hope
  • Human Race
  • Music, Song
  • Peace
  • Sing, Singing
  • Spirit

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