Wednesday, November 11, 2009

It Is Well With My Soul

It Is Well With My Soul

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, with my soul,
It is well, 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 has regarded my helpless estate,
And hath shed His own blood for my soul.

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!

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.

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.

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.

Horatio Spafford

4 comments:

Marks of Faith said...

Such a great hymn...I sang this to my son when he was born and in the NICU. It is such a comfort!

Mrs. Pear said...

Thank you for posting this!

I printed it off to put by my kitchen sink to sing, and it is just the thing. Both our daughters are facing surgeries coming up, and sometimes we just need to sing praises to God to put a right perspective of the situation, to remind ourselves exactly who God is.

Miss Kelly and Miss Andrea said...

Thank you both for sharing your experiences and wisdom.

It certainly is a comfort and I had not thought of using it for preparation for more sober events.

Music is quite a powerful medium. When our beloved violin teacher was in ICU and struggling it was hymns played by his students at death bed that brought him peace as he passed on.

Mrs. Pear we will keep your family in our prayers.

Mrs. Pear said...

Thank you for praying for our family, truly a special gift.

Our youngest has her procedure on Monday, our oldest in January.