Be Still, My Heart!
Anthem for SATB choir, (accompaniment optional). Text by John Newton, setting by J. Bruce Ashton
Be still my heart! these anxious cares
To thee are burdens, thorns, and snares.
They cast dishonor on thy Lord,
And contradict His gracious word!
Brought safely by His hand thus far
Why wilt thou now give place to fear?
How canst thou want if He provide,
Or lose thy way with such a guide?
When first before His mercy seat,
Thou didst to Him thy all commit
He gave thee warrant, from that hour,
To trust His wisdom, love, and pow’r.
Did ever trouble yet befall,
And He refuse to hear Thy call?
And has He not His promise past,
That thou shalt over come at last?
Tho’ rough and thorny be the road,
It leads thee home, apace, to God;
Then count thy present trials small,
For heav’n will make amends for all.
He who has help’d me hitherto
Will help me all my journey thro’
And give me daily cause to raise
New Ebenezers to His praise.
– John Newton
Be Still My Heart (midi)
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