be still my soul


Grief is a strange journey. Everyone navigates their way through it differently. It spans the full spectrum of emotions.  There is a heaviness of heart, yet there is hope. There is sorrow and there is joy. There is a stillness of the soul, knowing that in His tender mercy, God is there, in the midst of that grief.

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: when 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 sorrow and thy fears.
Be still, my soul: thy Jesus can repay
From His own fullness 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 blessèd we shall meet at last.

We do not grieve as those who have no hope. ~I Thessalonians 4:13

Photo from the Pioneer Woman

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One response to “be still my soul

  1. Loved reading this tonight!

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