Thursday, March 1, 2012

The waves and winds still know

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.
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, 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.
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.
-Catharina von Schlegel, 1697-?


Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this Matthew, it was a blessed reminder! It is so often forgotten in the crazy, whirlwind lives that we lead to be still and know that He is God, a father that is in control and ultimately knows what is best for us. What a beautiful song! I really like the last stanza and the thought of being forever in Paradise with Him, when all life's transient troubles are past: no more disappointment, grief, fear, etc~something to anticipate for sure!
Blessings always,

Cradle Anglican said...

I really like this song too. I've added a link to another version of it by the 2nd Chapter of Acts on my site (thank you for inspiring me). I appreciate A.J.'s comments also. "Be still and know I am God..." (not sure where this verse is, but will look it up on )
- BNA Freedom