625. Be still, my soul: the Lord is on thy side

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 every change he faithful will remain.
Be still, my soul: thy best, thy heavenly 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: when dearest friends depart,
And all is darkened in the vale of tears,
Then shalt thou better know his love, his heart,
Who comes to soothe thy sorrows and thy fears.
Be still, my soul: thy Jesus can repay,
From his own fulness, 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 forgot, love's purest joys 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 thy side
German Title: Stille, meine Wille; dein Jesus hilft siegen
Author: Katharina Amalia Dorothea von Schlegel, b. 1697
Translator: Jane Laurie Borthwick, 1813-97
Meter: 10 10 10 10 10 10
Language: English
Publication Date: 2006
Topic: Sacraments and Other Rites: Funerals and the Departed; All Saints
Tune Information
Name: FINLANDIA
Composer: Jean Sibelius, 1865-1957
Meter: 10 10 10 10 10 10
Key: F Major
Source: Adapted from the symphonic poem Finlandia
Copyright: © Breitkopf & Hirtel



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