Be Still, My Soul

Words: Katharina von Schlege, 1752; trans, Jane Laurie Borthwick, 1855

Music  : "Finlandia," Jean Sibelius, 1899.
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 1.  Be still, my soul: the Lord is on thy 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 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 shall 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  

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