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Be Still, My Soul (SATB)

SATB Choir and optional flute
Written by Michelle Willis

 

The comforting lyrics of Katharina von Schlegel, as translated by Jane Borthwick provide a soothing setting to the moving lyrics of this musical petition. Suitable for funeral music, or where comfort, peace, or the love of Jesus Christ are the topic.
 

Difficulty: Medium

TEXT

Be still, my soul: The Lord is on thy side;
With patience bear thy cross of brief or pain.
Leave to thy God to order and provide;
In ev'ry change he faithful will remain.
Be still, my soul: Thy best, thy heav'nly Friend
Thru 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 hast'ning 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.