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451. 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
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 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
Original Language: German
Translator: Jane L. Borthwick, 1813-1897 (alt.)
Author: Katherina von Schlegel, 18th c. .
Language: English
Publication Date: 2003
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ;
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Jean Sibelius, 1865-1957
Key: F Major
Source: Hymnal 1933 (arr.)
Copyright: Music Arr. © 1933, Ren. 1961 Presbyterian Board of Education (Admin. Westminster John Knox Press)

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