Touched March 6, 2006

I find it more and more rare to get a moment of worship when I am leading. This invites me to find alternative opportunities to worship and that is a nice thing . . . but sometimes in conventional worship, something hits me as particularly meaningful. These moments leave me teary. Such a moment came my way yesterday as we were singing the familiar hymn, “Be Still My Soul”. These words made their way into my heart and have stayed, leaving me touched:

Be still, my soul: for God will undertake
to guide the future surely as the past.
Your hope, your confidence let nothing shake,
all now mysterious shall be bright at last.
Be still, my soul: when change and tears are past,
all safe and blessed we shall meet at last.

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  • A. Lin

    My pastor sang this hymn at Wednesday night prayer meeting the day after 9/11. I had never heard it when I was growing up in my baptist church. But it has been a favorite of mine for these 5 1/2 years now.

    It is good to read that it has touched others. (And definitely better than the “Jesus is my boyfriend” songs.)