Video: Be Still My Soul

Posted by: admin on September 4, 2012 @ 6:47 pm
Filed under: Dave Douglas (News), Greenleaf (News), Listening, Video

Track 1 from Dave Douglas’ album Be Still featuring Aoife O’Donovan of Crooked Still, Jon Irabagon, Matt Mitchell, Linda Oh, and Rudy Royston.

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Words by Ka­tha­ri­na A. von Schle­gel, adapted by Aoife O’Donovan, music by Jean Si­bel­ius, arranged by Dave Douglas.

Be still, my soul: for God is on your side.
Bear patiently the cross of grief or pain.
Trust in your God, your savior and your guide
Who through all changes faithful will remain.
Be still, my soul: your best, your heavenly friend
Through thorny waves leads to a peaceful land.

Be still, my soul: for God will undertake
To guide the future surely as the past
Your hope, your confidence let nothing shake
All now mysterious shall be bright at last.
Be still, my soul: the waves and wind shall know
The voice that calmed them in this world will roar

Be still, my soul: the hour is hastening on
When we shall dwell with God for evermore
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.


  1. Some really beautiful music by Dave Douglas and crew. A great take on a classic hymn. I gotta get this!

    Comment by Ray Vega — September 4, 2012 @ 7:51 pm

  2. Cool, Ray. Have you heard the Jim Martinez stuff with Roy Hargrove?

    Comment by Jim King — September 5, 2012 @ 2:32 am

  3. Don't tell me is Dave a re -born Christian can we leave God out of this….. He's tired….. just play your horn…

    Comment by Barry Ries — September 5, 2012 @ 2:48 am

  4. nice Dave

    Comment by Bill Tesar — September 5, 2012 @ 12:36 am

  5. Very good,

    Comment by Dave Williams — September 5, 2012 @ 12:47 am

  6. It shines and glitters. I love the feeling I love the vocals I love everything about this clip And what I love most is, that it looks like absolutelly no effort. (But I just listened to 'Bow river falls'. I'm not objective).

    Comment by Maciej Skałkowski — September 10, 2012 @ 2:36 am

  7. Yep (i listen to that song for a 3 time) this is why I love Douglas, and come back to his things once in a while: HIS COOLNESS, undenyable reign of COOLNESS. When you ask me, about him I say: he's like Miles, but much closer to me.

    Comment by Maciej Skałkowski — September 10, 2012 @ 2:46 am

  8. This is great – just pure beauty! Can't wait for the full album…

    Comment by Benje Daneman — September 12, 2012 @ 5:44 pm

  9. This is really some very spiritual music, a gorgeous offering. The Creator is in everything, how can you leave he/she out?

    Comment by Ahmed Abdullah — October 6, 2012 @ 11:29 pm

  10. Be still, my soul.

    Comment by 권기찬 — June 4, 2013 @ 11:37 am

  11. Lovely arrangement. Is it possible to get the scored parts?

    Comment by Tim Hender — August 23, 2013 @ 11:12 pm

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