Hymn Reflection #3– Be Still My Soul


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.
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.

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 fullness all He takes away.
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.
Written by: Kathrina von Schlegel


I love this song. It is so comforting. Every time I hear it I try to soak in the words. To learn how to bear patiently the trials that are here on earth. Every verse brings conviction, comfort and sweet assurance. It all comes down to the joy that we shall have when we see Our Jesus face to face. As you read over these words let them just sink into your soul. Let God’s peace surround you. I don’t feel like I need to say more. Let God speak to you through the words of this hymn.

Be Still My Soul…..

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