651. Be Still, My soul

1 Be still, my soul; the Lord is on thy side;
Bear patiently the cross of grief or pain;
Leave to thy God to order and provide;
In ev'ry change He faithful will remain.
Be still, my soul; thy best, thy heav'nly, friend
Thro' thorny ways leads to a joyful end.

2 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.

3 Be still, my soul, tho' 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 sorrow and thy fears.
Be still, my soul; thy Jesus can repay
From His own fullness all He takes away.

4 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.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Be still my soul; the Lord is on thy side
Title: Be Still, My soul
Original Language: German
Author: Catherina von Schlegel (1752, cento)
Translator: Jane Borthwick (1865)
Meter: 10.10.10.10.10.10.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Scripture:
Topic: Carols and Spiritual Songs
Tune Information
Name: FINLANDIA
Composer: Jean Sibelius, b. 1865 (arr.)
Meter: 10.10.10.10.10.10.
Key: F Major



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