Be Still, My Soul

The Lord put this hymn in my mind today to speak encouragement to my heart:

Be Still, My Soul
Katharina von Schlegel / Jean Sibelius

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 heav’nly 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,
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 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.

Be still, my soul: begin the song of praise
On earth, believing, to Thy Lord on high;
Acknowledge Him in all thy words 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.

2 thoughts on “Be Still, My Soul

  1. Sue, this is definitely my favorite! And your final two lines–“Be still, my soul: the Sun of life divine/Through passing clouds shall but more brightly shine”–speak powerfully and declare such comforting truth that I know I will return to these lyrics again and again! Simply beautiful. Thank you! ❤ ❤

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    • Lynn, you are welcome. I believe this hymn was written in the 1800’s, and it has stood the test of time. They are beautiful lyrics, for sure. They are so rich in truth.

      I was sitting at the dentist office waiting my turn. I thought maybe the Lord wanted me to write a poem, so I got out pen and paper. Instead, he put this old hymn in my mind. And, it was perfect! It was just what I needed to hear. And, I believe he wanted me to share it, so that others could be encouraged by it, too. So glad he used it to encourage your heart, as well.

      I agree! They are lyrics I will return to again and again, too. And, that is because they are from God.

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