Monday, March 30, 2009

Hymn of the Week: It Is Well With My Soul

The story behind this hymn is among the best known of all hymn-related stories. These words were written by Horatio G. Spafford after his four children were killed in a mid-ocean ship disaster. His wife was saved, alone. [Read more here.]

The world today is not the most comforting. There is financial insecurity, war, poverty, cruelty, and the general uncertainty of what a day may bring. Yet when Christ is the center of our affections, and His Holy Spirit dwells within us, we can truly say, "It is well." Those who have never experienced this can scarcely understand it.

Have you never experienced salvation, and the peace it can bring to your heart? Do you not know Jesus Christ, the Savior of men? Please accept Him by faith today. You can learn more about salvation here or here.

It Is Well With My Soul

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.


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!
Blessèd hope, blessèd 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.


1 comment:

Michelle said...

One of my favorite hymns which always leaves my heart encouraged...thanks for posting it today just when I needed it most.