It Is Well With My Soul

This is an old hymn which I heard for the first time at our church service last year. I remember hearing the story that inspired the words to this song and tears falling as we sang it.

I remembered the song today but not for any particular reason. As I read the words to the song I was reminded of Job and all the people in the Bible who have suffered tragedies yet never abandoned their faith and trust in God.

So, if this week hasn’t turned so well for you, here’s something to help you get back on your feet again…

It Is Well With My Soul by Horatio Spafford (1873)

When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll;
Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say,
It is well, it is well with my soul.

(Refrain:) It is well (it is well),
with my soul (with my soul),
It is well, it is well with my soul.

Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come,
Let this blest assurance control,
That Christ hath regarded my helpless estate,
And hath shed His own blood for my soul.
(Refrain)

My sin, oh the bliss of this glorious thought!
My sin, not in part but the whole,
Is nailed to His cross, and I bear it no more,
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!
(Refrain)

For me, be it Christ, be it Christ hence to live:
If Jordan above me shall roll,
No pain shall be mine, for in death as in life
Thou wilt whisper Thy peace to my soul.
(Refrain)

And Lord haste the day, when my faith shall be sight,
The clouds be rolled back as a scroll;
The trump shall resound, and the Lord shall descend,
Even so, it is well with my soul.
(Refrain)

Sources:

http://spaffordhymn.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horatio_Spafford

 

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