Words: Katharina von Schlegel

Music: Jean Sibelius

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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
Thru thorny ways leads to a joyful end.

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.

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.
SATB anthem

a choral setting for mixed voices and piano. The congregation can join on the first and third stanzas. The vocal parts are not challenging, either in range or part-writing.

Key: E

choral score

piano score

band with solo flute

This congregational arrangement for band uses almost identical chords to the arrangement above, but there’s no middle modulating section. There are optional men's choir parts (simple) that can accompany the congregation.

Key: E

chord chart

lead sheet

piano score

synth score

TBB score

solo flute

flute-lead-piano score

band with solo horn

This is the same arrangement as the one with solo flute, and it can use all the accompanying resources from that arrangement. Either flute or horn can be used with band, but not together.

Key: E

solo horn

simple chord chart

This chord chart matches the hymnal score; it omits the C# chord found in the other arrangements.

Key: E

chord chart