‘Be still, my heart’

Welcoming the “gracious touch” of divine Love, God, brings healing, comfort, calm, and joy, as this poem conveys. (Read it or listen to it being sung.)

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Be still, my heart: you rest in Love divine;
   God’s gracious touch has silenced grief and pain.
Love’s timeless Christ allows for no decline;
   In changeless being shall your health remain.
Be still, my heart: your faithful only Friend
Secures your joyful voyage without end.

Be still, my heart: of present glories sing,
   Instead of mourning for a troubled past.
Replace sad tunes with melodies that ring
   Of God’s rich mercy and of blessings vast.
Be still, my heart: the winds and waves recede
When to God’s angel voices you give heed.

Be still, my heart: our God casts out all fears,
   Assuring you that God and man are one;
And in that oneness here and now appears
   Love’s everlasting life, with death outdone.
Be still, my heart: no lies, no tears, no curse
Can mar the rhythm of God’s universe.
– Harold Rogers, “Christian Science Hymnal: Hymns 430-603,” No. 444, alt. © CSBD

Audio attribution:
Words: Harold Rogers
Music: Fenella Bennetts
Words © 1987, alt. © 2017 The Christian Science Board of Directors
Music © 2017 The Christian Science Board of Directors
Music recording ℗ 2017 The Christian Science Publishing Society

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