Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Be still, my soul: the Lord is on your side


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, He 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 does 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.

In you I rest, in you I found my hope
In you I trust, you never let me go
I place my life, within your hands alone
Be still my soul.

Be still, my soul: He anguished in the Garden
Beneath your burden, now become His own
With bloodied brow He toiled for your pardon
That you might never face your sin alone
Be still, my soul: your Jesus wept that night
That at His dawn, your tears might be dried

Be still, my soul: now death is just a slumber
Only three days it fought to keep Him down
Out of the tomb, He rose up unencumbered
Returning home to claim the Victor's crown
Be still, my soul: while death attempts to sting
Its winter now must ever cede to Spring

In you I rest, in you I found my hope
In you I trust, you never let me go
I place my life, within your hands alone
Be still my soul.

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.

In you I rest, in you I found my hope
In you I trust, you never let me go
I place my life, within your hands alone
Be still my soul.

Katharina von Schlegel (v1,2, 5) 1752. 
Matt Giles (v3,4) 2015. 
Kari Jobe & Jason Ingram (Chorus), 2013.
Tune: Finlandia (Sibelius), arranged by Kari Jobe.

Image: Creative Commons

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