Be Still My Soul
Words by Katharina von Schlegel, 1752, translated by Jane Borthwick, 1855. Tune: Finlandia, Jean Sibelius, 1899.
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.
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.
Be still, my soul, when dearest friends depart,
And all is darkened in the vale of tears.
Then shall you better know His love, His heart,
Who comes to soothe your sorrow and your fears.
Be still, my soul, your Jesus can repay
From His own fullness all He takes away.
Be still, my soul, the hour is hastening on
When we shall be forever with the Lord;
Where disappointment, grief and fear are gone,
Sorrow redeemed, love’s purest joys restored.
Be still, my soul, where pain and tears are past,
We safe and blessed shall Jesus meet at last.
Psalm 46:10, Matthew 8:23-27, Revelation 7:17, Revelation 21:4