Sunday, 3 June 2012

Violet: Hymns I Love #2–It Is Well With My Soul

This is probably my favourite hymn of all time! It is well worth reading about it’s composer, Horatio G. Spafford, and the trials he went through before writing this hymn. You can find out more about him here. And I think that it’s interesting that it’s Joni Eareckson Tada who is singing in this version of the song, for she herself has also suffered a lot (go to Joni Eareckson Tada).

My recommendation? Play or sing this song whenever you are going through trials – it really has helped me!

It is Well With My Soul (Lyrics)
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.


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