The Smiths
missionaries to PALAU


If you have seen our video on the home page, you understand how God mercifully worked in our lives through the life and death of our daughter, Claire-Élise. 
It was during this difficult time that He not only worked in our lives, but also showed Himself faithful in giving us a peace that passeth all understanding. 
The two following songs are very special to us, because it was these songs that He placed in both of our hearts in that dark and difficult hour. 
Because of His faithfulness, and the way He spoke to us through these beautiful songs, we decided to record them to be played at her funeral.  They were done very quickly, and not on professional equipment, but we hope they will be a blessing to your heart as they were to ours during our time of need.


In acceptance lieth peace,
O my heart be still;
Let thy restless worries cease
And accept His will.
Though this test be not thy choice,
It is His—therefore rejoice.

In His plan there cannot be
Aught to make thee sad:
If this is His choice for thee,
Take it and be glad.
Make from it some lovely thing
To the glory of thy King.

Cease from sighs and murmuring,
Sing His loving grace,
This thing means thy furthering
To a wealthy place.
From thy fears He’ll give release,
In acceptance lieth peace.

—Hannah Hurnard

"His Way is Perfect" (Psalm 18) 
"Father, we are thankful for all You give each day, but, Lord, make us thankful for all that you must take away." 
Notice that these words of the second stanza are a prayer.  This is because we could never conjure such a such a peace and gratitude of ourselves, but it must be bestowed from above "from the Father of Lights, with Whom there is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
"  His Word has been "tried" in our lives, and has been found faithful and true in all points. 
His way
is perfect.  Trust in Him.
His Way is Perfect
C.D. and Chloe Smith
"Be Not Afraid" (Isaiah 43)
This is a beautiful arrangement by Craig Courtney. 
We had our pastor, Danny Brock, read this passage in the service as a consolation to those "who are in any trouble"
(11 Corinthians 1:4).  We hoped those who observed our "fire" would see not only ourselves walking unharmed,
but One "like the Son of God" standing faithfully with us.

Be Not Afraid
C.D. and Chloe Smith