575. 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: 2003
Topic: Care of the Sick; Faith; Grief (2 more...)
Source: Neue Sammlung Geislicher Lieder, 1752
Tune Information
Name: FINLANDIA
Composer: Jean Sibelius, 1865-1957
Meter: 10 10 10 10 10 10
Key: E♭ Major



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