Be Still, My Soul

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Be Still, My Soul / Katharina von Schlegel / Jean Sibelius

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 every change God faithful will remain.
Be still, my soul: your best, your heavenly friend
through thorny ways leads to a joyful end.

Be still, my soul: your God will undertake
to guide the future, as in ages 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
the Christ who ruled them while he dwelt below.

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 for 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.
 
L

little flower

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Dear Sue,
this is such a wonderful poem. Thank you for sharing!
Yes, "Be still, my soul: when change and tears are past, all safe and blessed we shall meet at last."
Sometimes we have to force our soul to be still, not to let "disappointment, grief and fear" overwhelm us. I am longing like you for the time when "love's purest joys [are] restored".
Love, your sister
 
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Dear Sue,
this is such a wonderful poem. Thank you for sharing!
Yes, "Be still, my soul: when change and tears are past, all safe and blessed we shall meet at last."
Sometimes we have to force our soul to be still, not to let "disappointment, grief and fear" overwhelm us. I am longing like you for the time when "love's purest joys [are] restored".
Love, your sister
Thank you for sharing that with me. This old hymn has such wonderful words of encouragement, I just had to share it.