Be Still My Soul
This season of life finds me tired most days. Happy, productive, and tiiiiired. And not just physically tired, but emotionally and mentally tired as well. Nothing's wrong and nothing bad has happened. It's just one of those seasons. We're commuting long days, we're very involved in our new church (which we love!), we're house hunting (eeek!), and we have very little downtime.
Life is beautiful and wonderful and spring is displaying its fresh glory all over the place. And yet, life feels heavy and terrible sometimes. It's difficult to not feel worried and sorrowful by the headlines of global news. I can easily become overwhelmed by my never ending to-do lists and demands. Especially in this season where I am tired and busy, it is all too easy to become distracted and stressed out.
What a mercy it was as I was preparing music this week that I came across this hymn, Be Still My Soul. The lyrics are absolutely beautiful:
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,
who through all changes faithful willremain.
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 surely as 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: 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 blessed we shall meet at last.