A Hymn of Godly Comfort for Those Hurting and Confused

Be Still My Soul

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 ev'ry change he faithful will remain.
Be still, my soul: thy best, thy heav'nly 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: 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 hast'ning on
When we shall be for ever 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.


Comments

Debbie said…
Laurie, I love this hymn. No matter what we are going through we can know that God is with us. And He loves us. May you be comforted by His presence as you mourn for your mom. And may you know that your sisters in Christ are praying for you.

Love and hugs,
Debbie
Karin said…
What a deeply meaningful and comforting hymn! Even in the darkest valleys He is with us! It is so good to do that talking to our soul - just to be still and rest in Him. May you feel His nearness all the time!
Laurie M. said…
Dear sisters in Christ,

Thank you for your love and prayers. The Lord knows I need them.
jeri said…
Amen, amen.

Be still, my soul: thy Jesus can repay
From his own fullness all he takes away.

Isaiah 25:8..."He will swallow up death forever; and the Lord GOD will wipe away every tear from all faces."

"The exalted title of Sovereign Lord calls attention to the fact that in all the dignity of his divine Sovereignty, it is the Lord himself who will attend to our tears, moving from person to person until each eye has been dried." (Alec Motyer, The Prophecy of Isaiah)

Warmest love and prayers for you friend.
Laurie M. said…
Thank you, Jeri. That is all my hope - that there will be a day when I will understand and be at peace with all that God has done, even the things that seem at times too painful to contemplate.

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