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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

It is well with my soul

It's a double blog day!
Last night when i went to bed (2:30, i might add) and started to pray, this song came to my heart and would not leave. So i thought i'd share. In these times it is good to remember that He is in control. When we believe and trust in Him it will be ...

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, 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.

Refrain

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!

Refrain

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.

Refrain

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!
Blessèd hope, blessèd rest of 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

Just a reminder. This was written by Horatio Spafford after two major traumas in his life. The first was the great Chicago Fire of October in 1871, which ruined him financially. Shortly afterward, while crossing the Atlantic, all four of Spafford's daughters died in a collision with another ship. His wife Anna survived and sent him the now famous telegram, "Saved alone."
Several weeks later, as Spafford's own ship passed near the spot where his daughters died, the Holy Spirit inspired the words. They speak to the eternal hope that all believers have, no matter what pain and grief befall them. We are blessed!

He is God. He is our Lord. And it IS well with my soul!

9 comments:

Laura said...
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Laura said...

Wonderful post!!

It's A Wonderful said...

Thank you. I've sung that old hymn, but cannot remember the tune. Beautiful!

Thank you for your comment on my blog...it's so nice to meet you! Your blog is just lovely...

Myrnie said...

What a beautiful hymn- I'd not heard that one before. Thank you for sharing.

Than you for your kind words on my blog!

-Myrnie

~Bren~ said...

That is my all time favorite hymn. I had heard the story before (of the composer) but it was good to hear again. No matter what our circumstance, it should always be "Well" with our soul.
Great Post!!

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