Monday, February 15, 2010

Be Still, My Soul

My hearts prayer lately...

"Be Still, My Soul"

by Catharina von Schlegel, 1697-?

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. Be still, my soul, though 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 sorrows and thy fears.
Be still, my soul; thy Jesus can repay
From His own fullness all He takes away.

4. 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.


Melanie said...

Oh Leah, that is my heart's prayer too. Thank you so much for posting the whole song. I had never heard that 3rd verse before; how beautiful!! "Then shalt thou better know His love, His heart..." Praise the Lord!

Hope you have a wonderful day! Love you! :-)

Julian said...

yes. How beautifully true thoes words are.
Thankyou for that encouragement this morning.


Bethany A. said...

I love that song to death! It's my heart's prayer too.

Rosebud said...

Thank you for posting this song!

You stole my blog background - how dare you! ;-) Just teasing you...It's a gorgeous one!