534. 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 in ages 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
the Christ 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 von Schlegel (1752)
Translator: Jane Borthwick (1855)
Meter: 11 10.11 10.11 10
Scripture: Psalm 46:10
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: FINLANDIA
Composer: Jean Sibelius (1899)
Meter: 11 10.11 10.11 10
Key: F Major
Source: The Hymnal, 1933, arr.
Copyright: Arr. © 1933, renewed 1961 Presbyterian Board of Christian Education



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