Singing Family Performs ‘Be Still My Soul’

Singing Family Performs ‘Be Still My Soul’

A musically gifted family gives a beautiful performance of a hymn about relying and waiting upon the Lord during times of uncertainty and pain.

Life can often be a punishing and grueling journey. Struggles, pain and heartache will crop up through no fault of our own. Getting through another day might seem like a near impossibility. But there is One who will not leave our side. When it appears that all is lost and there is no hope, God remains in control and at work. He can make a way when the path forward feels and looks a bit murky. 

In a clip posted on YouTube, The Bach Family vocalizes, “Be Still My Soul,” a classic hymn about when confusion and suffering abound. Instead of relying on our strengths and abilities, which are severely limited, to carry us through a troubling situation, the song advocates for another path forward.

In the song’s opening verse, the lyrics advise the listener to put aside their worries and fears. Leave that troubling situation at the feet of the Lord. Allow him to handle and deal with it. He has been faithful in every previous instance. Why would that change now?

“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”

Later in the song, the lyrics also remind us that in addition to His faithfulness, He is also a God who comforts. When we are undergoing pain and suffering, he “comes to soothe thy sorrow and thy fears.”

Relying on God and trusting that He is still at work during times of extreme heartache, worry and anxiety, is something everyone needs to be reminded of from time to time. God is faithful and much greater than any problem or situation.

Isaiah 41:10 “Have no fear, for I am with you; do not be looking about in trouble, for I am your God; I will give you strength, yes, I will be your helper; yes, my true right hand will be your support.”

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