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Hymn of the Week – Be Still, My Soul

Words by Katharina von Schlegel (1752)
Translated into English by Jane Borthwick (1855)
Music by Jean Sibelius (1899)
Sound recording from the Kleinwood singing

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: the hour is hastening on
When we shall be forever with the Lord.
When disappointment, grief and fear are gone,
Sorrow forgot, love鈥檚 purest joys restored.
Be still, my soul: when change and tears are past
All safe and bless猫d we shall meet at last.

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