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Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Be Still

Good morning. I wanted to share a song with you. We sang it in church on Sunday evening and I thought the words were really good. You can click on the player below the second picture to hear Ginny Owens sing it.

The photos are from this morning. The day started with a lovely sunrise that colored the bottom of the clouds pink.


Later on when the clouds had cleared I looked out back and each and every blade of grass had a beautiful jeweled drop of dew resting on the tip. We had a carpet of diamonds glittering in our back yard! It was amazing!


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 – the waves and winds still know
his voice who ruled them – while he dwelt below.


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 blessed – 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 works 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.

Lyrics: Katharina Amalia Dorothea von Schlegel, 1752. Translated from German to English by Jane Borthwick, 1855.

You can see the whole flower reflected in the dew drop.

Psalm 46
God is our refuge and strength,
A very present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear,
Even though the earth be removed,
And though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;
Though its waters roar and be troubled,
Though the mountains shake with its swelling. Selah

There is a river whose streams shall make glad the city of God,
The holy place of the tabernacle of the Most High.
God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved;
God shall help her, just at the break of dawn.
The nations raged, the kingdoms were moved;
He uttered His voice, the earth melted.

The LORD of hosts is with us;
The God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah

Come, behold the works of the LORD,
Who has made desolations in the earth.
He makes wars cease to the end of the earth;
He breaks the bow and cuts the spear in two;
He burns the chariot in the fire.

Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!

The LORD of hosts is with us;
The God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah



10 comments:

Randi Troxell said...

beautiful.. all of it.. just beautiful!

Crystal said...

You took those?!!!! Wow! Beautiful pictures!
God's amazing, isn't he?! So glad you take the time to capture His everyday gifts to us!

Angela said...

Thanks, Melissa! I needed this today. Lovely pictures, by the way. :)

Shonni said...

Oh my!!! What amazing photos...they are just breathtaking...Isn't our LORD so creative!!

TanyaLea said...

Simply breathtaking! From the Ginny Owens song to the amazing photographs... thank you, Melissa! <><

Blessings,
~Tanya

Raisingarrows said...

WOW! Just gorgeous!
~Amy @ Raising Arrows

Brittany Ann said...

Liss, those dew drop photos are amazing! I'm so impressed! They would make amazing posters!

Becky K. said...

I love that song!! I grew up with it and really love it.

The photos...breathtaking! You are so artistic and gifted.

Becky K.

Becky K. said...

I love that song!! I grew up with it and really love it.

The photos...breathtaking! You are so artistic and gifted.

Becky K.

Catherine Anne said...

Beautiful~ I have always loved 'Be Still and know that he is God'