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Søren Kierkegaard: For Inward Peace

Calm the waves of this heart, O God; calm its tempests.

Calm yourself, O my soul, so that God is able to rest in you, so that God’s peace may cover you.

Yes, You can give us peace, O God, peace that the whole world can never take away.

Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) was a prolific Danish Christian writer who contributed original concepts to theology, philosophy, literature, and psychology. He was especially critical of the state-church and its politics and formalities which, he said, distorted true Christianity.

 

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