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BE still, my soul: the Lord is on your side;
   Bear patiently the cross of grief or pain;
Leave to the Lord to order and provide;
    In every change He faithful will remain.
Be still my soul: your best and heavenly Friend
Through thorny ways leads to a joyful end.
2  Be still, my soul: the Lord will undertake
    To guide the future as He has the past.
Your hope and confidence, let nothing shake;
    All now mysterious shall be clear 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 hastening on
    When we shall be for ever 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 blessèd we shall meet at last.
Katharina von Schlegel, b 1697,
tr Jane Laurie Borthwick, 1813-97