be still, my soul
(originally by jean sibelius)
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 th-rny 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: 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.