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419. 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
Through 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 the hour is hast’ning 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 thy side!
Title: Be Still, My Soul
Author: Katharina von Schlegel
Translator: Jane Borthwick, 1813-1897
Meter: 10 10 10 10 10 10
Language: English
Publication Date: 2015
Topic: Care of the Sick; Faith; Grief (3 more...)
Source: Neue Sammlung Geistlicher Lieder, 1752
Tune Information
Composer: Jean Sibelius, 1865-1957
Meter: 10 10 10 10 10 10
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Arr.: The Hymnal, 1933

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