154. 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 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: 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 blessèd we shall meet at last.

Text Information
First Line: Be still, my soul
Title: Be Still, My Soul
Translator: Jane Borthwick (1855)
Author: Katharina von Schlegel (1752)
Publication Date: 1985
Meter: 10
Scripture: Psalm 46:1; Mark 4:41
Topic: Faith and Aspiration; Funerals
Source: Stille, mein Wille
Language: English
Tune Information
Arranger: David Hugh Jones (1955)
Composer (melody): Jean Sibelius (1899)
Meter: 10
Key: F Major
Copyright: © Breithopf & Härtel, Wiesbaden

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