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Be Still, My Soul
FINLANDIA | Short Meter Double (11,10,11,10,11,10)
From Psalm 46 Katharina von Schlegel, 1697- Trans. By Jane L. Borthwick, 1813-1897
Jean Sibelius, 1865-1957
10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.
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 Thro' 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: the hour is hast'ning 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.