579. 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 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: 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 sorrow and thy fears.
Be still, my soul: thy Jesus can repay
From his own fullness all he takes away.

4 Be still, my soul: the hour is hast'ning 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 blessed we shall meet at last.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Be still, my soul: the Lord is on thy side
Author: Katherina von Schlegel, b. 1697
Translator: Jane Borthwick (1855)
Publication Date: 1961
Meter: 10. 10. 10. 10. 10. 10.
Scripture: James 5:7
Topic: Christian Life: Submission; Comfort; Funerals (4 more...)
Tune Information
Name: UNDE ET MEMORES
Composer: William H. Monk (1875)
Meter: 10. 10. 10. 10. 10. 10.
Key: D Major



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