Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Redemption comes in powerful ways

The last few days have been a wonderful testament to the power of God's Word. His promises of restoration touch even the darkest of places. I am forever thankful that He is taking what was broken and torn to shreds and miraculously is knitting it together in an amazing way, always for the better. I have been experiencing profound joy in the wake of suffering and have wept bitterly over the brokenness in my own heart. We sang a hymn today in chapel that touched on the very emotions I have been feeling and the incredible grace that God has bestowed on me and others recently. Tears of joy ran down my face as I remembered the blessings God has bestowed upon me in the midst of the pain. I give all the praise and glory to Him, who really does work in miraculous ways. May it bless you as it did for me... We serve a POWERFUL and MIGHTY God!

Be Still, My Soul

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. Be still, my soul:
begin the song of praise
On earth, believing,
to thy Lord on high;
Acknowledge Him
in all thy works 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.


Katharina A. von Schlegel

Jane Borthwick
Jean Sibelius

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