Again, there has been a song “stuck in my head” recently that has been encouraging to me… I pray it can encourage someone else out there, too. 🙂

“Be Still, My Soul”

by Catharina von Schlegel, 1697-?
Translated by Jane Borthwick, 1813-1897

verse 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.

verse 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.

verse 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 fulness all He takes away.

verse 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.

and here is a beautiful rendition I found on youtube:

Friends, we must BE STILL… and let God.

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