Lately, I’ve been listening to Meditation – Hymnscapes Volume 3 by David Huff/Crossroads Music. I am enjoying the instrumental hymns, whether it is for personal devotions, creating a peaceful environment in my home, or in my yoga class, which is where I first heard the CD. The familiar hymns have ministered to my soul, such as “I Surrender All,” “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus,” “Count Your Blessings,” and “Just As I Am.” As I began listening to them all, however, I picked up a hymnal to read the lyrics with which I was not familiar. The song I have been drawn to lately is “Be Still, My Soul.”
It is a hymn that gives me peace and comfort, as if God is reassuring us as His children not to fret, but to rest in Him. May the message lift your heart as I share them today.
“Be Still, My Soul”
Katharina von Schlegel
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
Thru 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 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.
Note: YouTube has many beautiful arrangements of this hymn, both vocal instrumental. The Hymnscapes collection can be purchased at Mardel or online on different websites. I purchased Volumes 3 – Meditation & 4 – Prayer together on Amazon.com.