594. Be still, my soul: the Lord is on your side

1 Be still, my soul: the Lord is on your side;
bear patiently the cross of grief and pain;
leave to your God to order and provide;
in every change he faithful will remain.
Be still, my soul: your best, your heavenly friend
through thorny ways leads to a joyful end.

2 Be still, my soul: your God will undertake
to guide the future as he has the past.
Your hope, your confidence let nothing shake,
all now mysterious shall be clear 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: when dearest friends depart
and all is darkened in the vale of tears,
then you shall better know his love, his heart,
who comes to soothe your sorrow, calm your fears.
Be still, my soul: for 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 for ever with the Lord,
when disappointment, grief and fear are gone,
sorrow forgotten, love's pure joy restored.
Be still, my soul: when change and tears are past,
all safe and blessèd we shall meet at last.

Text Information
First Line: Be still, my soul: the Lord is on your side
German Title: Stille meine Wille, dein Jesus hilft siegen
Author: Katharina Amalia Dorothea von Schlegel (1697-after 1768)
Translator: Jane Laurie Borthwick (1813-1897) (alt.)
Meter: 10 10 10 10 10 10
Publication Date: 2013
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: Funerals and The Departed; Assurance; Death and Bereavement (7 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
Meter: 10 10 10 10 10 10
Key: F Major
Source: Original arrangement from the symphonic poem Finlandia
Copyright: © Breitkopf & Härtel, Walkmühlstrasse 52, D-65195 Wiesbaden, Germany. Used by permission.

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