The United Methodist Hymnal


Be Still, My Soul

1 Be still, my soul: the Lord is on your side.
Bear patiently the cross of grief or pain;
leave to your God to order and provide;
in every change God faithful will remain.
Be still, my soul: your best, your heavenly friend
through thorny ways leads to a joyful end.

2 Be still, my soul: your God will undertake
to guide the future, as in ages past.
Your hope, your confidence let nothing shake;
all now mysterious shall be bright at last.
Be still, my soul: the waves and winds still know
the Christ who ruled them while he dwelt below.

3 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.

WORDS: Jane Borthwick, 1855; Katharina von Schlegel, 1752
MUSIC: Jean Sibelius, 1899
Scripture: Psalm 46:10
Theme: Calmness and Serenity; Comfort; Courage; Eternal Life; Faith; Funerals and Memorial Services; Sanctifiying and Perfecting Grace: Strength in Triublation; Trust