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by Ronald Ferguson © 1999

Be still and know that I am God!
O what a rampart for the soul!
And what a fortress strength to claim.
For not in part, but in the whole
Will God be true to His own Name.
My refuge is His mighty strength
Contained throughout its breadth and length.

Be still and know that I am God!
Above the clamour of this world
His still, small voice can still be heard.
Amidst the threats against you hurled
Take comfort in His mighty word.
This world knows only bitter strife
But God, your Saviour, is your life.

Be still and know that I am God!
Now what a comfort that provides.
What tenderness and love is there.
For in our hearts His peace abides,
And gentleness will mark His care.
By waters calm He leads His own
Right to the joy of His own throne.

Be still and know that I am God!
Your days of life on earth are brief -
Eternal sunshine glows on you,
And even when you face sore grief,
His presence ever He'll renew.
He passed this way when He lived here.
He knows your pain, the hurt, each tear.

Be still and know that I am God!
What I've decreed, I'll bring about.
In loudest thunder, I'm still there.
Don't let your soul be wrecked by doubt,
For through the torrent, you, I'll bear.
In strong earthquake, and fire and fear
I am with you. I'm always near.

The poem is copyright but can be used in Christian ministry with permission from the poet.
The author must be acknowledged.

R E Ferguson Metre = 8 throughout

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