Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Being Still

Copyright Kenn Duncan
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.

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 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 bless├Ęd we shall meet at last.

Katharina Amalia Dorothea von Schlegel

1 comment:

Kathryn said...

One of the best hymns ever! Love, love, love stanza 2. GBS's choir was in Pell City last week, and two gals played a special (I think violin and clarinet). It was a gorgeous rendition of Be Thou My Vision. I was just reminded of how powerful the words are to the great hymns of our faith! Thanks for sharing.