Stillness…

…my theme for 2012.

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, though 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 sorrows and thy fears.
Be still, my soul; thy Jesus can repay
From His own fulness 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 blessed we shall meet at last.

~Catharina von Schlegel

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“Be still, and know that I am God:”

~Psalm 46:10

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4 thoughts on “Stillness…

  1. That’s a great theme for the coming year. I think we often need to be more still and restful to take time to contemplate what the Lord wants us to do.

    I saw a brief clip on the news about how the Japanese people love Ode to Joy and how many large groups sing it together at this time of year. They showed several really large choirs singing. I immediately thought of you and your ministry there.

  2. Awesome hymn! Kim, I am looking to print out new memory verses for this year, and can’t remember where I found the KJV ones. I’m almost finished with Colossians — amazing, God’s Grace, isn’t it? I’ll keep looking. If you can help me out I’d sure appreciate it. Ann’s site uses ESV. Thanks, and God bless in the New Year!

  3. This hymn meant so much to me when my Father was dying from a brain tumor. It was an anchor for my soul. An anchor to Jesus, for sure. Wishing you and your family a Blessed New Year.

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