Be Still, My Soul

Hymns of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints


Peacefully

1. Be still, my soul: The Lord is on thy side;

With patience bear thy 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.

2. 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.

3. Be still, my soul: The hour is hast’ning 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.

Text: Katharina von Schlegel, b. 1697; trans. by Jane Borthwick, 1813–1897.

Music: Jean Sibelius, 1865–1957. © 1900 by Breitkopf and Härtel. Arr. © 1933, ren. 1961 Presbyterian Board of Christian Education (admin. Westminster John Knox Press). All rights reserved.

Psalm 37:3–9

Doctrine and Covenants 101:14–16, 35–38

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