Katharina Amalia Dorothea von Schlegel

Adapted from her original German lyrics written in 1752

Tune (Finlandia) by Jean Sibelius, 1899

Recorded by Lisbeth Scott, 2000 (State of Grace) 


Be still my soul, the Lord is on thy side.
Stand calm within the storm of grief and pain.


Trust in thy God to order and provide.
Through every change, His faithful light remains.

Be still my soul, the restful peace within
Through trying times leads to a joyful end.

Be still my soul, the wind and waves shall know
The voice who ruled them while He dwelt below.

Torment and doubt have slipped into the past;
A darkened mystery shall shine at last.

His burning sound shall melt the ice of fear.
Lift up your heart, His soothing voice to hear.

Be still my soul, when light you cannot see
And trembling skies speak to a fear in thee.

The face of God illuminates the life,
Demanding peace and trusting perfect life.

Be still my soul when tears fall from above.
You are divine, eternally in love.
You are divine, eternally in love.