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652. Be Still, My Soul

1 Be still, my soul, for God is on your side;
bear patiently the cross of grief or pain.
Trust in your God, your Saviour and your guide,
who through all changes faithful will remain.
Be still, my soul, your best, your heavenly friend
through stormy ways leads to a peaceful end.

2 Be still, my soul, for God will undertake
to guide the future surely as the past.
Your hope, your confidence let nothing shake,
all now mysterious shall be bright at last.
Be still, my soul, life's tempests still obey
the voice that once the waves' wild fury strayed.

3 Be still, my soul, the hour is hastening on
when we shall be for ever in God's peace;
when disappointment, grief, and fear are gone,
love’s joys restored, our strivings shall cease.
Be still, my soul: when change and tears are past,
all safe and blessed we shall meet at last.

Text Information
First Line: Be still, my soul, for God is on your side
Title: Be Still, My Soul
Original Language: German
Author: Katharina von Schlagel (1752)
Translator: Jane Laurie Borthwick (1855, alt.)
Meter: 10 10 10 10 10 10
Language: English
Publication Date: 1996
Topic: The Church in the World: Commitment: Trust; Calmness and Serenity; Change (22 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Jean Sibelius (1899)
Meter: 10 10 10 10 10 10
Key: F Major
Copyright: Arrangement copyright © 1933, renewed 1961, Presbyterian Board of Christian Education, Westminster John Knox Press.

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