530. 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 every change he faithful will remain.
Be still, my soul! Your best, your heavenly Friend
thro' 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! 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! The Lord is on your side
Title: Be Still, My Soul
Author: Katharina A. von Schlegel (1752)
Translator: Jane L. Borthwick (1855, alt.)
Publication Date: 1990
Scripture: ; ; ; ;
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Jean Sibelius (1899)
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: Music © Breitkopf & Härtel

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