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123. Be still, my soul: the Lord is on your side

1 Be still, my soul: the Lord is on your side;
bear patiently the cross of grief and pain;
leave to your God to order and provide;
in every change he faithful will remain.
Be still, my soul: your best, your heavenly 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 clear at last.
Be still, my soul: the tempests still obey
his voice, who ruled them once on Galilee.

3 Be still, my soul: when dearest friends depart
and all is darkened in the vale of tears,
then you shall better know his love, his heart,
who comes to soothe your sorrow, calm your fears.
Be still, my soul: for Jesus can restore
the trust and hope that strengthened you before.

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 forgotten, love's pure joy 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 your side
Translator: Jane Laurie Borthwick, 1813-97
Author: Katharina von Schlegel, 1697-?
Publication Date: 1999
Meter: 10 10.10 10.10 10
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Confidence; Consolation; Endurance (4 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: FINLANDIA
Composer: Jean Sibelius, 1865-1957
Meter: 10 10.10 10.10 10
Key: E♭ Major
Source: 'Finlandia'
Copyright: Music by permission of Breitkoph und Härtel, Buch und Musik-Verlag



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