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Be Still my Soul

Be Still my Soul Lyrics and Music

The rousing words and lyrics of the cherished hymn begin with "Be still, my soul: the Lord is on thy side. Bear patiently the cross of grief or pain" as the first line of the hymn. The words and lyrics of the "Be Still my Soul" hymn were written by its German author Katharina Amalia Dorothea von Schlegel. The author of the hymn, Katharina Amalia Dorothea von Schlegel, was born on October 22, 1697 and died on Circa 1768. The melodious music that accompanies the "Be Still my Soul" song of praise was composed by Johan Julius Christian Sibelius The composer of the music to the "Be Still my Soul" hymn, Johan Julius Christian Sibelius, was born on 8 December 1865 and died on September 20, 1957. We have placed "Be Still my Soul" in the category of Favorite Songs. Enjoy the illuminating lyrics of this popular Christian song and worshipful church hymn.

Be Still my Soul Hymn
Title: Be Still my Soul *** Name of Composer: Johan Julius Christian Sibelius *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: Katharina Amalia Dorothea von Schlegel *** Hymns Category: Favorite Songs

Author of the Lyrics
The author of the uplifting words of the "Be Still my Soul" lyrics, Katharina Amalia Dorothea von Schlegel (October 22, 1697-Circa 1768), was born in Kothen, Germany and achieved fame as a a lady at the ducal court in Kothen and a Hymn writer.

Be Still my Soul Lyrics

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.

Be still, my soul: begin the song of praise
On earth, be leaving, to Thy Lord on high;
Acknowledge Him in all thy words and ways,
So shall He view thee with a well pleased eye.
Be still, my soul: the Sun of life divine
Through passing clouds shall but more brightly shine.

Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of "Be Still my Soul", Johan Julius Christian Sibelius (8 December 1865-September 20, 1957), was born in Hameenlinna in the Grand Duchy of Finland and became famous as a composer, violinist and musician. Jean Sibelius is known as Finland's greatest composer.

Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: Be Still my Soul
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Katharina Amalia Dorothea von Schlegel (October 22, 1697 to Circa 1768)
Nationality of Author: German

Translator of the Hymn lyrics: Jane L. Borthwick (9 April 1813 - 7 September 1897) who translated the words from German to English

Name of Composer of Music: Johan Julius Christian Sibelius (8 December 1865 to September 20, 1957)
Hymn Category: Favorite Songs
First Line of Hymn: "Be still, my soul: the Lord is on thy side. Bear patiently the cross of grief or pain"
First Publication Date: 1752

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