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Saturday, March 6, 2010

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

    • Refrain:
      It is well, with my soul,
      It is well, it is well, with my soul.
  2. Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come,
    Let this blest assurance control,
    That Christ has regarded my helpless estate,
    And hath shed His own blood for my soul.
  3. My sin, oh, the bliss of this glorious thought!
    My sin, not in part but the whole,
    Is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more,
    Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!
  4. For me, be it Christ, be it Christ hence to live:
    If Jordan above me shall roll,
    No pang shall be mine, for in death as in life
    Thou wilt whisper Thy peace to my soul.
  5. But, Lord, ’tis for Thee, for Thy coming we wait,
    The sky, not the grave, is our goal;
    Oh, trump of the angel! Oh, voice of the Lord!
    Blessed hope, blessed rest of my soul!
  6. 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.
I wanted to share this beautiful song on I want to thank Charlotte  and Ginger for letting me share this day with them and many wonderful other friends.

I have posted a contemporary version of the song by Jars of Clay. Please listen in and follow the song lyrics which I have posted here also.

I was thinking about the writer of this beautiful song Horatio G. Spafford. He wrote this song while on a ship that was near the spot in the sea where his four daughters had perished. I nearly did not survive the loss of my unborn daughter Rachel. I saw, first hand the grief that overwhelmed and nearly destroyed my brother and his wife when they lost their teenage daughter Sarah to a rare form of blood poisoning. Yet, in my heart, I know God never makes a mistake. I know Jesus is unfailing in His Love for us. Somehow, in all tragedy He makes light from darkness. We must never think He will fail us because He has told us many,many times, "The peace of God, which surpasses all understanding , will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Phillippians 4:7.

May all of you have a blessed and peaceful Sunday


Anonymous said...

God never gives us more than we are able to bear.
Thank you for sharing.


Blue Creek Home said...

I love "It is Well With My Soul". I love the harmony at the end of the chorus. We sang this song a lot at my childhood church. It brings back so many memories.
Thanks for this lovely post today.

Charlotte said...

This has always been one of my favorite songs especially after I learned of the history of when it was written. Thank you for the reminder.

Rhodema said...

Thank you for the words to this song. I need to remember this promise often.

It is in the hard times that I grow. I don't want them but they are necessary.

Thanks for a beautiful post.

Gayle said...

I have recently been enjoying the new old hymns redone in a contemporary way. Lovely reminder of a classic!

Denise said...

I love this song.

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

I love this song, it's so pretty.

Whidbey Woman said...

Thank you for sharing your insights on a very special song!

Joyce said...

Wonderful post.
I LOVE this song. I don't think we sing it enough in churches anymore. Sadly the "next" generation won't know the meaning of it nor the story behind it.
Nice to meet you!
Be blessed, Joyce

Whidbey Woman said...

Well, I guess I visited your blog all ready this week! I was in a state of panic a few minutes ago because your link didn't work. But Charlotte fixed it. So often we hear, sing and love a song without really knowing the history behind it. Thanks for sharing! This is beautiful.

Susan B said...

Thank you for sharing this song, and the history behind it. It has always been a favorite, though we don't sing it in church anymore.

Have a blessed Sunday.

Renee said...

Thank you for sharing this song and recalling the history behind it. Tragedy does happen when we live in a fallen world...God does allow it in our lives....but He is always there for us to support and carry us. Romans 8:28!

Susan said...

May we ALL be able to say, "It is well with my soul."

Clif said...

I love this song and miss singing it now. I also love the history behind it. Thanks for posting.

rhodema said...

Thanks for the reminder. We just lost our first grandchild through miscarriage. It hurts.

your encouragement was great.

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

This is one of my favorite old hymns. Thank-you for posting it today.
God Bless,