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
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 — 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.
Katharina von Schlegel, translated by Jane L. Borthwick
Be Still, My Soul on Hymns II, Second Chapter of Acts