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Be Still My Soul (By Request)

Today's old hymn, requested by a listener via e-mail, is Be Still My Soul, to the 19th century tune composed by Jean Sibelius (1865-1957.) The original German lyrics were penned by Katharina von Schlegel (1813-1897), but here is a portion of the English translation by Jane Borthwick:

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.

Enjoy the piece.

Also, I've recently released my latest CD, Hymn Journeys: Contemporary Piano Interpretations. You can preview and purchase it here: http://cdbaby.com/cd/joelrosenberger3, or on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?id=316886857&s=143441.

Click Here to Listen to Be Still My Soul.

1 Comments:

At 9:04 AM , Blogger Jenn said...

I think this song is beautiful the way you arranged it! You have a very relaxed style of playing; it reminds me of Jim Brickman.
Thank you for sharing.

 

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