Monday, August 17, 2015

be still, my soul


be still, my soul; the lord is on thy side;
with patience bear thy cross of grief or pain.
leave to the lord to order and provide;
in every change he faithful will remain.
be still, my soul: thy best, thy heavenly 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; 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.

there is so much on my mind right now. so much stress and so much to think about and consider. add to that an email from a close family friend this morning adding some bad news to the table, asking me to pray for someone dear to them. i was only too happy to do so... and took my troubles to the lord. when i arose from my knees, the only thing that entered my mind, was the lyrics to this hymn - be still my soul. i listened to it over and over today and although my heart still aches a little and i'm not completely calm, i know that the lord has heard my prayers and my soul is still. ♥

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