Scripture Verse

Be still, and know that I am God.@Psalm 46:10

Introduction

Words: H. D. Wi­nant, in Hymns of the Chris­tian Life No. 3, ed­it­ed by Al­bert B. Simp­son, May A. Ste­phens & Mar­ga­ret Simp­son (New York: Al­li­ance Press, 1904), num­ber 32.

Music: Mar­ga­ret M. Simp­son (🔊 pdf nwc).

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portrait
Margaret M. Simpson
(1878–1958)

Lyrics

What shall I do
When my way is all clouded,
When o’er my path
Shines no bright guiding ray;
All is obscure,
And with darkness enshrouded,
Never a voice saying, This is the way.

Refrain

Be silent to God!
Still the voice of thy grieving;
Turn from thy thinking
And agonized prayer.
Patiently wait,
In His loving hands leaving
All of thy hopes,
And thy burdens and care.

When hope deferred
Brings thy heart nigh to breaking,
With upward looking
Thine eyes seem to fail;
When thy poor heart
Has grown weary with aching,
And pow’rs of evil thy spirit assail.

Refrain

Still then thy heart
For the voice that would guide thee,
Hush every thought
That His word you may hear.
Fear not the way,
For whate’er may betide thee,
He will be with thee
To help and to cheer.

Refrain