Be Still, My Soul

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 ev’ry change He faithful will remain.
Be still, my soul. Your best, your Heav’nly 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. Though dearest friends depart,
And all is darkened in the vail of tears.
Then you will better know His love, His heart,
Who comes to soothe your sorrows 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 hast’ning 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.

Katharina von Schlegel, 1752


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7 thoughts on “Be Still, My Soul

  1. Kara says:

    Wow, this is perfect. I JUST found out that I am pregnant (my husband is going RIGHT NOW to get me something that I am craving) with my second child… AH! I am 22 and happily married for almost 3 years and I have an 8 month old girl. I am overwhelmed and for the first time feel like I REALLY can’t do something. Which is good, b/c maybe i will learn finally how to lean on God’s strength. This was a perfect post to read.

  2. Pam LaRose says:

    Thank you.
    This is one of my favorite hymns. It is the one I sing to myself when the stress of life is really getting to me.
    It imparts such a feeling of comfort.

  3. Cheri says:

    Oh I love this. LOVE IT. Selah has it on one of their CD’s and I love to listen to them sing it and let the truth of the words just wash over me.

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