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"In your patience possess ye your souls."--Luke 21:19

"Stille, mein Wille! dein Jesu hilft siegen."

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[Catherina Schlegel]

transl., Jane Borthwick, 1855

Be still, my soul!--the Lord is on thy side;

Bear patiently the cross of grief and 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.

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.

Be still, my soul!--when dearest friends depart,

And all is darkened in the vale of tears.

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Then shalt thou better know His love, His heart,

Who comes to soothe thy sorrow and thy fears.

Be still, my soul!--thy Jesus can repay

From His own fulness all He takes away.

Be still, my soul!--the hour is hastening on

When we shall be for ever 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.

Be still, my soul!--begin the song of praise

On earth, believing, to thy Lord on high;

Acknowledge Him in all thy works and ways,

So shall He view thee with a well-pleased eye.

Be still, my soul!--the Sun of life divine

Through passing clouds shall but more brightly shine.

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