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My therapy..


Be Still, My Soul

I love this one..

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, though 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 sorrows and thy fears.
Be still, my soul; thy Jesus can repay
From His own fullness all He takes away.

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.

Hymn #651
The Lutheran Hymnal
Text: Psalm 46:10
Author: Catharina Amalia Dorothea von Schlegel, 1752, cento
Translated by: Jane Borthwick, 1855


So, when I went to Gloria Jean’s on Saturday to meet my friends, I didn’t remember that they now have a Liberty Books corner there. Obviously, I had to end up at that corner if I was in the cafe for 4 hours :) Despite repeatedly telling myself not to buy any book as I already have too many unread ones at home, I ended up visiting the book corner and, finally, buying One Hundred Names by Cecelia Ahern. I would say that the book found me as I had never heard of Cecilia or her work :) Started reading it last night and so far it’s been a good read. Have only finished the 2nd chapter but the plot has started to reveal itself. Hoping it will be a good read.


Finished reading Kamila Shamsie‘s novel Burnt Shadows. I’ve had one of her novels for years but, somehow, did not feel like reading it. This one came to me through a Facebook campaign for sharing books. This is the only book I received😀 Decided to give it a go and enjoyed reading it. The novel spans 6 decades and is spread over 5 countries, starting from Nagasaki (Japan) and ending in New York (USA). Interesting how the characters are interlinked. Also, limited characters means enough space for getting to know each character. I’d give this book 3 stars out of 5🙂

Quote: Happiness



Started reading “My Name Is Red” by Orhan Pamuk. Found the writing style so engaging that I stopped reading the other book I was reading and kept reading this one instead🙂 Hope to finish this one during the upcoming Eid holidays!