Words by Katharina A. von Schlegel, adapted by Aoife O’Donovan, music by Jean Sibelius, arranged by Dave Douglas.
Be still, my soul: for God is on your side.
Bear patiently the cross of grief or pain.
Trust in your God, your savior and your guide
Who through all changes faithful will remain.
Be still, my soul: your best, your heavenly friend
Through thorny waves leads to a peaceful land.
Be still, my soul: for God will undertake
To guide the future surely as the past
Your hope, your confidence let nothing shake
All now mysterious shall be bright at last.
Be still, my soul: the waves and wind shall know
The voice that calmed them in this world will roar
Be still, my soul: the hour is hastening on
When we shall dwell with God for evermore
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.