August 12, 1995 – February 18, 2013
Be Still, My Soul
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 ways leads to a peaceful end.
Be still, my soul: your 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 winds still know
The voice that calmed them in this world below.
Be still, my soul: the hour is hastening on
When we shall dwell with God forever more,
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.
Katharina von Schlegel, 1752