Patricia Hofer

Christ’s comforting presence!

Be still, my soul: the Lord is on [by] your side.
Bear patiently the cross of grief or pain;
leave to your God to order and provide;
in every change God faithful will remain.
Be still, my soul: your best, your heavenly friend
through thorny ways leads to a joyful end.
Be still, my soul: your God will undertake
to guide the future, as in ages 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 Christ [Voice] who ruled them while he dwelt below.
(Katharina Amalia Dorothea von Schlegel, 1697-1768)

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