461. Be Still, My Soul

1 Be still, my soul:
the Lord is on thy side;
Bear patiently the cross of grief or pain;
Leave to thy God to order and provide;
In every change He faithful will remain.
Be still, my soul: thy best, thy heavenly friend
Through thorny ways leads to a joyful end.

2 Be still, my soul:
thy God doth undertake
To guide the future as He has the past.
Thy hope, thy 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 blessed we shall meet at last.

Text Information
First Line: Be still, my soul: the Lord is on thy side
Title: Be Still, My Soul
Author: Katharina von Schlegel (1697- ?) (1752)
Translator: Jane Borthwick (1813-1897) (1855)
Publication Date: 1985
Scripture: ;
Topic: Christan Life: Joy and Peace
Tune Information
Composer: Jean Sibelius (1865-1957_ (1899)
Incipit: 32343 23122 33234
Key: F Major or modal
Copyright: Arrangement copyright 1933 by the Presbyterian Board of Christian Edukcation; renewed 1961; from The Hymnal. Used by permission of Westminster Press, Philadelphia, PA.

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Melody used by permission of Breitkopf & Hartel, Wiesbaden.

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