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752. 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 ev'ry change He faithful will remain.
Be still, my soul; your best, your heav'nly 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 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, though dearest friends depart
And all is darkened in the vale of tears;
Then you will better know His love, His heart,
Who comes to soothe your sorrows and your fears.
Be still, my soul; your Jesus can repay
From His own fulness all He takes away.

4 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 your side
Title: Be Still, My Soul
Original Language: German
Author: Catharina Amalia Dorothea von Schlegel, 1697-1752
Translator: Jane L. Borthwick, 1813-97
Meter: 10 10 10 10 10 10
Language: English
Publication Date: 2006
Scripture: ; ; ;
Tune Information
Name: FINLANDIA
Composer: Jean Sibelius, 1865-1957
Meter: 10 10 10 10 10 10
Key: F Major
Source: The Hymnbook, 1955
Copyright: Setting © 1933, ren. 1941 Presbyterian Board of Christian Education. Used by permission of Westminster John Knox Press.



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