Be Still My Soul – Tunes Tuesday 5/23/17

This hymn speaks to me. In this time, when I have many quiet hours to think, “What if this, what if that?” It helps me remember to relax, take it easy, it will be fine. The first line: “Be still my soul, the Lord is on thy side.” The Lord really is looking out for me! (and you!) He didn’t do this to me. He did this for me. (What? Are you crazy? Yeah a little.) The Lord handed us these afflictions to test us, to see what we are truly made of. Am a going to give up and curl into a ball on the floor? (Probably, if I got dropped.) No, I’m going to fight for what, I know, is worth the hardship and grief and a little elbow grease. (Whatever that means, I’m gonna work hard.) “Through thorny ways, lead to a joyful end.”

The part that really gets me: “…when change and tears have passed…” All my grief, all my sadness, all my disappointment will will soon be distant memories. This hymn was written as a funeral rendition to the Finnish national anthem tune, but l don’t plan on going anywhere anytime soon. So I will let it bring me peace. “Peace, not as the world giveth…” But peace through Him. Peace, I can have, in my soul. My favorite arrangement is by David Archuletta. He sings it with such heartfelt conviction. I know there is peace (to be had) if I just let it in. “Thy hope, thy confidence let nothing shake.”

1 Comment

  1. Matthew Terry

    This is an incredible song for the heart that is troubled! Love it

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