488. Be Still, My Soul

1 Be still, my soul: for God is on your side;
bear patiently the cross of grief or pain;
Leave to your God to order and provide;
in every change God faithful will remain.
Be still, my soul: your best eternal friend
through thorny ways leads to a joyful end.

2 Be still, my soul: for God will undertake
to guide in future days as in the past.
Your hope, your confidence let nothing shake;
all now mysterious shall be clear at last.
Be still, my soul: the waves and winds still know
how Jesus' power ruled them long ago.

3 Be still, my soul: the hour will soon be here
when we shall be with God whom we adore,
with disappointment, no grief nor fear,
sorrow replaced with joy forevermore.
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
Author: Katharina von Shclegel (1752)
Translator: Jane Laurie Borthwick (1855, alt.)
Publication Date: 1995
Scripture: 1 Timothy 4:10; Psalm 46:10; Psalm 37:7
Topic: Comfort and Assurance; Eternal Life; God: Providence and Goodness of (2 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Jean Sibelius (1899)
Key: F Major or modal
Source: Arr. The Hymnal, 1933
Copyright: © Breitkoph and Härtel, Wiesbaden; Arrangement © 1933; renewed 1961 Presbyterian Board of Christian Education

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