57. Be Still, My Soul

1 Be still, my soul: the Lord is on your side!.
Bear patiently the cross of grief or pain;
leave to your God to order and provide;
in every change God 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 in ages past.
Your hope, your confidence let nothing shake;
all now mysterious shall be bright at last.
Be still, my soul: the waves and winds still know
the Christ who ruled them while He dwelt below.

3 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.

Text Information
First Line: Be still, my soul: the Lord is on your side
Title: Be Still, My Soul
Original Language: German
Author: Katharina von Schlegel (1752)
Translator: Jane Borthwick (1855)
Publication Date: 2010
Topic: God the Father: Sustainer; Assurance; Comfort (1 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Jean Sibelius (1899)
Key: E♭ Major
Source: The Hymnal, 1933, Arr., alt.
Copyright: Arr. © 1933, Ren. 1961 Presbyterian Board of Education (admin. by Westminster John Knox Press)

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