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Saturday, May 8, 2021

Musical Interlude

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Enjoy "Be Still, My Soul" as performed by the British vocal ensemble Voces8:

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: thy God doth undertake 
To guide the future, as He has the past. 
Thy hope, thy confidence let nothing shake; 
All now mysterious shall be bright at last. 
Be still, my soul: the waves and winds still know 
His voice who ruled them while He dwelt below. 

Be still, my soul: when dearest friends depart, 
And all is darkened in the vale of tears, 
Then shalt thou better know His love, His heart, 
Who comes to soothe thy sorrow and thy fears. 
Be still, my soul: thy Jesus can repay 
From His own fullness all He takes away. 

Be still, my soul: the hour is hastening on 
When we shall be forever with the Lord. 
When disappointment, grief and fear are gone, 
Sorrow forgot, love’s purest joys restored. 
Be still, my soul: when change and tears are past 
All safe and blessèd we shall meet at last. 

Be still, my soul: begin the song of praise 
On earth, believing, to Thy Lord on high; 
Acknowledge Him in all thy words and ways, 
So shall He view thee with a well pleased eye. 
Be still, my soul: the sun of life divine 
Through passing clouds Shall but more brightly shine. 

This hymn was a favorite of Eric Liddell, the athlete who became famous in the 1924 Olympics for refusing to run on the Sabbath (see the 1981 movie Chariots of Fire). 

Liddell later became a missionary in China, and was imprisoned during World War II. He is said to have taught this hymn to others in the prison camp (where he eventually died of a brain tumor). 


  1. A beautiful rendition AOW... thanks..

  2. as we know that, Most of the time, music can be part of a film in one of two ways. It can be used as the background music for a film?the theme song that plays at the opening and, perhaps, recurs over the course of the film, as with "Tara's Theme" in Gone With the Wind (1939). Or it can be an integral part of the film's plot, as in the tinny piano music played by Charles Aznavour in Shoot the Piano Player (1960). Sometimes the musical score may seem to be one, but is actually the other, as in the previously mentioned examples from Bananas and Last Tango in Paris. Sometimes, as in George Lucas's brilliantly funny and poignant American Graffiti (1973), music (in this case the very nostalgic rock-and-roll of the early 1960s) serves both functions at once.

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