Once again, the hymns from this morning's worship service seem divinely focused on aspects of our sabbatical search. Consider the following:
Be still, my soul: the Lord is on your side;
Bear patiently the cross of grief or pain;
Leave to your God to order and provide;
In every change He faithful will remain.
Be still, my soul: your best, your heav’nly Friend
Through thorny ways leads to a joyful end.
Be still my soul: your God will undertake
To guide the future as He has the past.
Your hope, your 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 hast’ning 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.
What better words could there be for us when in the midst of a God-given Sabbatical! I pray that your soul responds to these inspired words as has mine. I could not sing them without tearing up!
You can enjoy a version of it on YouTube at https://youtu.be/mq59iE3MhXM?rel=0
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