Friday, July 1, 2011

Be Still, My Soul.

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, though 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 sorrows and thy fears.
Be still, my soul; thy Jesus can repay
From His own fulness 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.

I've never felt so alone before.

Never felt so helpless.

I've never been so unmistakably small,

never been so hopeless.

I haven't been able to sleep.

every single night I'm up until 1, maybe 2. just trying to sleep.

sometimes I have nightmares.

most of the time, I'm just homesick.

I was impressed to pick up my iPod and listen to this song tonight.

It was 1:30.

I did it anyway.

I believe it's a good thing I did.

Thank you, was all I had to say.


  1. I love this song, Emily. It has helped me get though my own restless nights. So my dear, what lessons are you learning from this experience? I want you to tell me about them when we are in Nairobi. Can't wait to see your face. Patty