"Be Still, My Soul"
                       by Catharina von Schlegel, 1697-?
                    Translated by Jane Borthwick, 1813-1897
                                  Text From:
                              THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
                 (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

        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, though dearest friends depart
        And all is darkened in the vale of tears;
        Then shalt thou better know His love, His heart,
        Who comes to soothe thy sorrows and thy fears.
        Be still, my soul; thy Jesus can repay
        From His own fulness all He takes away.

        4. 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.

Notes: Hymn #651 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Psalm 46:10 Author: Catharine Amalia Dorothea von Schlegel, 1752, cento Translated by: Jane Borthwick, 1855 Titled: "Stille, mein Wille" Composer: Jean Sibelius, b. 1865, arr. Tune: "Finlandia"
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