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Be still my soul

Heard a peaceful instrumental version of this song playing on the radio last night. It was a good reminder as Abigail undergoes testing at the hospital for a possible heart condition...

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 
thru 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.

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  2. Greetings from Wordwise Hymns. Thanks for sharing Katharina von Schlegel's great hymn. I posted an article on it this morning. The hymn was a great encouragement to me in a time of surgery as well.

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