|Photography by Michael Coller|
Welcome to The Homemaking Party! It's a stormy day here in NW Arkansas and we are all staying home and staying in!
All week, I've been singing the hymn, "Be Still My Soul", based on Psalm 46:10. It has spoken to me in several ways lately. Here are my favorite parts:
"Be Still, My Soul"
by Catharina von Schlegel, 1697-?
Translated by Jane Borthwick, 1813-1897
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; the waves and winds still know
His voice who ruled them while He dwelt below.
The Lutheran Hymnal
Titled: "Stille, mein Wille"
Composer: Jean Sibelius, b. 1865, arr.