Be Still!

Stand still and see, yea, see, today

Author: Charles Armstrong Fox
Tune: SURREY (Carey)
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 “Stand still and see!” yea, see, today,
New wonders of redeeming grace—
The mighty Potter moulds the clay
Again within this hallowed place,
Till through the human, the Devine
Is seen once more to more and shine.

2 Here “commune with thine heart, be still!”
Search all the secret stores of years,
Till silence, now unbearable,—
Self, self-betrayed with blinding tears—
Then fall at Jesu’s feet, and say,
Thou can’st, Thou shalt, cleanse all today!

3 “Bes still, and know that I am God!”
Peace, wounded conscience, heaving breast!
Christ’s pierced hand bears alone the rod,
His cloud transfigures and brings rest.
Take, Lord, Thy power, reign, great I AM,
O’ershadowing Guest, all-conquering Lamb!

4 Then in the hush of this fair Tent,
And solemn stillness of this hour,
Three thousand souls before Thee bent,
Break forth, O Holy Ghost, in power—
Sweep thro’, thou Wind of God, sweep thro’;
Once more cleanse, consecrate, renew!

Source: Hymns of Consecration and Faith #496

Author: Charles Armstrong Fox

Fox, Charles Armstrong, B.A., of St. John's Coll., Cambridge, from 1875 Incumbent of Eaton Chapel, London, to his death in 1902, contributed the following hymns to the 1902 edition of Hymns of Consecration and Faith:— 1. "Stand still and see" yea, see to-day. Confidence. 2. Thou wilt show me, Mighty Father. The Way of Life. 3. Trust and tremble—that is all. Trust in God. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)  Go to person page >

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First Line: Stand still and see, yea, see, today
Title: Be Still!
Author: Charles Armstrong Fox
Language: English



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Hymns of Consecration and Faith #496

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