Author of the Lyrics
The author of the sincere
words of the "Be Still my Heart" lyrics, John Newton (July 24, 1725-December 21, 1807),
was born in London, England and
achieved fame as a Hymnist and curate at Olney, Buckinghamshire.
Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the
music that accompanies the
words of "Be Still my Heart", William Knapp (1698-September 26, 1768),
was born in Wareham, Dorsetshire, England and
became famous as a musician and composer.
Information about the
Title of Hymn: Be Still my Heart
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): John Newton (July 24, 1725
to December 21, 1807)
Nationality of Author:
Translator of the Hymn
lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English
Name of Composer of Music: William Knapp (1698 to
September 26, 1768)
Hymn Category: Christian Songs
First Line of Hymn: "Be still my heart! these anxious cares To thee are burdens, thorns, and snares"
First Publication Date:
Be Still my Heart Lyrics
Be still my heart! these anxious cares
To thee are burdens, thorns, and snares,
They cast dishonor on thy Lord,
And contradict His gracious word!
Brought safely by His hand thus far,
Why wilt thou now give place to fear?
How canst thou want if He provide,
Or lose thy way with such a guide?
When first before His mercy-seat,
Thou didst to Him thy all commit;
He gave thee warrant, from that hour,
To trust His wisdom, love, and power.
Did ever trouble yet befall,
And He refuse to hear thy call?
And has He not His promise past,
That thou shalt overcome at last?
Like David, thou may'st comfort draw,
Saved from the bear's and lion's paw;
Goliath's rage I may defy,
For God, my Savior, still is nigh.
He who has helped me hitherto,
Will help me all my journey through;
And give me daily cause to raise
New Ebenezers to His praise.
Though rough and thorny be the road,
It leads thee home, apace, to God;
Then count thy present trials small,
For Heav'n will make amends for all.