Be still, my soul, for God is near

Be still, my soul, for God is near

Author: William Dalrymple Maclagan
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1 Be still, my soul, for God is near,
The great High Priest is with thee now!
The Lord of Life himself is here,
Before whose face the angels bow.

2 To make thy heart his lowly throne
Thy Saviour God in love draws nigh;
He gives himself unto his own,
For whom he once came down to die.

3 He pleads before the mercy-seat,
He pleads with God, he pleads for thee;
He gives thee bread from heaven to eat:
His Flesh and Blood in mystery.

4 I come, O Lord, for thou dost call,
To blend my pleading prayer with thine;
To thee I give myself, my all,
And feed on thee, and make thee mine.


Source: Service Book and Hymnal of the Lutheran Church in America #267

Author: William Dalrymple Maclagan

Maclagan, William Dalrymple , D.D., son of David Maclagan, M.D., was born in Edinburgh, June 18, 1826. In early life he entered the army, and served for some time in India. Retiring with the rank of lieutenant, he entered St. Peter's College, Cambridge, where he graduated B.A. 1856 and M.A. in 1860. Taking Holy Orders, he was curate of St. Saviour's, Paddington, 1856-58, and St. Stephen's, Marylebone, 1858-60. He then became Secretary to the London Diocesan Church Building Society, from 1860 to 1865; curate of Enfield, 1865-69; Rector of Newington, 1869-75; and Vicar of Kensington, 1875-78. He was also Hon. Chaplain to the Queen, and Prebendary of Reculverland in St. Paul's Cathedral, London. In 1878 he was consecrated Bishop of Lichfield.… Go to person page >

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