Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Be Still

This hymn was ours to lay down in memory in April, but it has spilled over into May and we haven't moved on. It seems to be exactly what I need to hear every day and I'm finding myself singing it over and over again.

Today, when there was a farming accident and my uncle was traumatically injured. . . these words were comfort.

Tonight, as I feel concern for my father and my uncle (who seems to have come through surgery well), these words are a balm.

As we wonder about possible life changes for our family . . . these words are reassurance.

When I feel my mind racing and it's time to go to bed. . . these words still my thoughts.

“Be still, and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10

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 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: 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 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 bless├Ęd we shall meet at last.

Be still, my soul: begin the song of praise
On earth, believing, to Thy Lord on high;
Acknowledge Him in all thy words and ways,
So shall He view thee with a well pleased eye.
Be still, my soul: the Sun of life divine
Through passing clouds shall but more brightly shine.

1 comment:

Kristi said...

We sang hymn on Sunday! It had been a long time since I've heard it...such wonderful words and a great reminder of God's presence through all things. You've inspired me to review and memorize it too. :)