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Sunday, 20 November 2016

Be still my soul [ Psalm 46 v 10 ]

There are certain hymns that are dear to us all,hymns that touch our hearts, ,such as, 'Be still my soul,' it was Eric Liddells favourite hymn.He died in a Japanese internment camp,in China.Just before he went to heaven,he asked the Salvation band to play the hymn.With chapped,frozen fingers and cracked lips,the wind  blowing around them,the band fulfilled it.

                   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.

                   Be still, my soul,thy God doth undertake
                   To guide the future as He has the past.
                   Thy hope, 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 for ever 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.
                       [ Words.  K.A.D.Von Schlegel  ]

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