Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Be Still, My Soul

Be Still, My Soul

Be still, my soul, the Lord is on thy side. With patience bear the cross of grief or pain.
Leave to thy God to order and provide. In every change He, faithful will remain.
Be still my soul, thy best, thy heavenly Friend
, through thorny ways leads to a joyful end.

Be still my soul, thy God doth undertake
 to guide the future as He has the past.

Thy hope, thy confidence, let nothing shake all now mysterious shall be bright at last.

Be still my soul the waves and winds still know
 His voice who ruled them while He dwelt below.

Be still my soul, the hour is hastening on
 when we shall be forever with the Lord.
When disappointment, grief, and fear are gone. Sorrow forgot, love's purest joys restored.

Be still my soul, when change and tears are past.
All safe and blessed we shall meet at last.

Psalm 46:10

Author: Catharine Amalia Dorothea von Schlegel, 1752,
Translated by: Jane Borthwick, 1855
Titled: "Stille, mein Wille"

Composer: Jean Sibelius, b. 1865, arr.
Tune: "Finlandia

This is another verse, and an important one...

Be still, my soul, though dearest friends depart
And all is darkened in the vale of tears.

Then shalt thou better know His love, His heart,
Who comes to soothe thy sorrows and thy fears.

Be still, my soul, thy Jesus can repay
 from His own fullness all He takes away.