Monday, February 02, 2009

Be Still!

Yesterday, we sang Be Still My Soul and then today I saw it on a friend's blog. Below, I have copied the words she posted from the hymn. It is a comfort as we approach Dustin's graduation and think ahead to many changes that await us and some that we await. He faithful will remain!

Be still my soul; the Lord is on thy side.
Bear patiently the cross of grief and pain.
Trust in thy God to order and provide;
Through every change, He faithful will remain.
Be still my soul, thy Best & Heavenly Friend
Through trying times 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
What once was mystery shall be bright at last.
Be still my soul; the wind and waves still know
His voice Who ruled them while He dwelt below

Be still my soul, when dearest friends depart
And all is darkened by the rain of tears,
Then you will know the love of our Lord’s heart
He’ll come 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 fears are gone,
Sorrow forgot, love’s purest joys restored.
Be still my soul: when change and tears are past
One day, we’ll meet our Jesus, safe at last.


sarahdodson said...

I love this hymn. Beautiful words. Such rest is found in these truths.

Heather said...

Thanks for the needed reminder. I always long for things to come, am anxious, hardly still.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, Jamie - Love, Momma D