Thursday, February 2, 2012

Be Still, My Soul

This song has been in my head all week. It's one of my favorites because the words are so rich and true. It captures the human experience so well, a daily wrestling with our own feelings and trusting in the goodness of our great God. I hope it encourages you like it does me.

Be Still, My Soul
Text: Katharina von Schlegel, 1752; trans. by Jane Borthwick, 1855

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 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.


Allison Dobbins said...

I find myself wanting to hit "like." hehe :) I've never heard this song, but I do love the words! Thanks for sharing!

Holly said...

That is my favorite song. I love Page CXVI's version. I could listen to it over and over again and it moves my heart to worship... It's so awesome that it's actually our reality!