Be Still My Soul
Katharina A. von Schlegel
<D>Be still, my <Em>soul: the <A>Lord is on thy <D>side.
<D>Bear patient<Em>ly the <A>cross of grief or <D>pain.
<D>Leave <D/C#>to thy <Bm>God to <F#m>order and pro<Em>vide;
<Em>In <D/F#>e<G>very <D>change, He <G>faithful will <F#sus>re<F#>main.
<F#>Be still, my <Bm>soul: thy <F#m>best, thy heavenly <Em>Friend
<Em>Through <D/F#>thorn<G>y <D>ways leads <G>to a <A>joyful <Dsus>e<D>nd.
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: when 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 sorrow and thy fears.
Be still, my soul: thy Jesus can repay
From His own fullness all He takes away.
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.
Be still, my soul: begin the song of praise
On earth, believing, to Thy Lord on high;
Acknowledge Him in all thy words and ways,
So shall He view thee with a well pleased eye.
Be still, my soul: the Sun of life divine
Through passing clouds shall but more brightly shine.