Sunday, February 07, 2016

Be Still My Soul


Sorrow forgot,
Love's purest joys restored. . .
- Katharina von Schlegel -




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 ev'ry 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 under-take
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 disappointments, 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.
- Katharina von Schlegel -




Be still,
and know that I am God.
- Psalm 46:10 -




Have a blessed and joyous Lord's Day,
precious friends!

36 comments:

littlegraycottage said...

Amen darling girl....amen....

Sylvia said...

Beautiful encouraging words, to be still in our thoughts and ways so God can lead and guide us today. Thank you sweet Stephanie, I so needed to read this, this morning!
Have a Blessed day my friend!

Bernideen said...

How wonderful - a visual illustration of the powerful Word!

Mary Hutchins said...

Always a joy to visit with you. Hope your SonDay is happy and blessed.

Debbie Harris said...

"Be still and know that I am God" just those words alone are comforting within themselves.
Your hearts are gorgeous, Stephanie. I could visualise a sweet basket full of such beauty sitting near my rocking chair and fireplace. Wouldn't they look lovely?

BLESS YOU~~

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh yes, be still. That is what I am doing right now, and it is a gift to have this! Those hearts Stephanie, they are SWEET!!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

What a wonderful message you've shared today, sweet friend. Sometimes I feel that the message is meant just for me...what a blessed gift!
Love and thank you! xo

Cheryl said...

Beautiful words, and much-needed today! Sending you much love and many hugs, dear Stephanie! :)

Nina said...

That hymn is one of my favorites from English speaking Bible School .., thank you for bringing it back to me, Stephanie!
Stillness ... With the Lord ~ that is where we find peace.
Blessings & Hugs,
Nina

Vee said...

Our family is one fewer today on this earth with the passing of a sweet aunt just yesterday. I found these words very comforting.

Melanie said...

Stopping by to wish you a blessed Sunday, sweet lady.

domenica.60 said...

Wonderful hearts ... like your heart , Stephanie!
Hugs,
Franca

Mrs. Chrissy T said...

Beautiful friend.

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Stephanie your hearts are so sweet. I feel peace and relaxation from the beautiful message today in your post. Yes stillness,
xoxo,
Vera

magnoliasntea said...

Beautiful hymn, Stephanie! Love the hearts, too.
Have a great Lord's Day!
Toni

Vicky Hunt said...

A beautiful post that made my heart smile...:) Your heart and your stuffed hearts are so very lovely Stephanie! And the words were an inspiration as always. Have a blessed and beautiful week my sweet friend!

Hugs, Vicky

Kelly @ Homespuns 'n Hayfields said...

Wonderfully said Stephanie. Those hearts are just adorable. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.

Denise said...

beautiful post

Mimi said...

Darling images, beautiful words today Stephanie. Thankyou. Mimi xxx

Laura Lane said...

God is so good to us. Pastor is teaching on trust. Interesting. God has been teaching me on trust. ~smile~ Hubby is still looking for work. It's been since before Christmas. God will provide.

Your hearts are so beautiful. I want to do some sewing soon.
Blessings to you my blogging friend!

Please drop by and say hello!
ஐღLauraღஐ
Harvest Lane Cottage
...doing what I can with what I've got where I am
on a short shoestring budget!
~~~~~

Mari said...

Beautiful, Stephanie. Be still - it's hard for me, but so important!

Consider It All Joy said...

I always love your Sunday blessings, Stephanie! They always life my spirits! May God enrich your week with Joy! Blessings, Cindy xo

Elizabeth said...

Oh, dear friend, what a lovely and precious post for this beautiful Sunday! I absolutely love this hymn and the words it holds...such a beautiful one! And your hearts are adorable :) I love the pastel colors you chose- so sweet!

Wishing you a beautiful and blessed upcoming week, Stephanie! Lots of love and many hugs to you!

Amy said...

Beautiful post, Stephanie, Beautiful!
"Be still and know that I am God" is one of my favorite scriptures and so comforting to me! 💕
Have a lovely week!
Hugs,
Amy

Barbara Neubeck said...

... Hello Stephanie... I love the scripture you have chosen ....
your post is beautiful...
Have a great day ... Hugs... Barb xxxx

Hope said...

Good morning dearest Stephanie,

How precious and lovely our Lord is. Thank you for sharing your heart and love of Jesus.

You are a special friend.

Love and hugs,
♥Hope

Linda Walker said...

Good morning Stephanie,
Such a lovely message and such sweet little hearts! I have stitched up quite a few myself!!! Love how you have embellished them!!!! Hope all is well!
xoxo
Linda

Conniecrafter said...

Your hearts are absolutely beautiful, love these colors and embellishing!! May God grant your heart peace and give you strength and a wonderful week to come!

Roosterhead Designs said...

Be still, my soul - thy God doth under-take
To guide the future as He has the past;

Those are words of great comfort Stephanie! Thanks so much for sharing~ I L O V E all your sweet homespun hearts~ Such beautiful AND meaningful work you do. Appreciate your encouraging blog so much. Karen O

Daniela said...

The first thing that I want to write is AMEN, my dearest one !
And then let me say that your hearts are so very sweet and wonderful, you're truly unique, my blessed girl !

Have a most wonderful new week, see you tomorrow !
Thinking of you with so much love
Dany

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

A delightful hymn and sweet hearts. I think your mom would really like some of these. :-)

Kelly-Anne said...

Oh, dear Stephanie... How did you know that this is the beautiful song I have been humming and singing for the past few days? Ah...to be still before the Lord! This is something I have been pondering often lately, and I praise the Lord for His grace and mercy!
Such a lovely post for Sunday, and your pictures are truly sweet...with my dearest love!
Kelly-Anne

Kim said...

There's nothing quite like the thoughts of a lovely hymn to calm a troubled spirit...AND....those beautiful hearts of yours, Stephanie would calm many a troubled mind.

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

Beautiful post. I needed those words. Thank-you so much Stephanie and have a beautiful day.

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, dearest Stephanie, this is one of my favorite hymns (obviously among many), and the words never cease to give me comfort no matter what the situation and where I am in life. What precious and timeless words. Thank you for sharing them, and I love the beautiful photos of your lovely hearts! They are beautiful! Thank you for taking the time to write these special Sabbath posts that I so love and enjoy (even though at times I am late - I most often read them in the email). Hugs and love, precious friend!

assignmentdone said...

Thank you, Stephanie, for such pleasant words. They are truly inspiring and make me feel humble under His protective eye. I feel awe and solemness as well. Our hearts should be filled with love always.
Bless you and yours,
Dora

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