It is well

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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!”
  It is well with my soul!
It is well, it is well with my soul!
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Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come,
  Let this blest assurance control,
That Christ hath regarded my helpless estate,
  And hath shed His own blood for my soul.
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My sin—oh, the bliss of this glorious thought—
  My sin, not in part, but the whole,
Is nailed to His Cross, and I bear it no more;
  Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!
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For me, be it Christ, be it Christ hence to live;
  If dark hours about me shall roll,
No pang shall be mine, for in death as in life
  Thou wilt whisper Thy peace to my soul.
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Faith Edwards Osako

Nairobi, Kenya

it is well with my soul at all times.


Susana

VA, United States

I love the story to this song....I've written a essay on it, a long time ago. I love the words!


Patience Otoje

Ago Palace Way, Okota, Lagos, Nigeria

I bless God Almighty for the truth of this hymn 341 being unveiled by Racheal given us the history which gave birth to this hymn so we know we are not allow in the trails of our faith, even in our most HOPELESS situation, it is truly well with our soul.


Rachel

Visalia, CA, United States

About the author, Horatio G. Spafford:

In November 1873, Spafford decided to take his entire family to Europe for a vacation, intending also to assist Moody in his evangelistic work once he arrived there. However, Spafford was unexpectedly detained in Chicago due to urgent business concerns, but decided to send his family aboard the S.S. Ville du Harve as scheduled. Midway through the trans-Atlantic voyage, S.S. Ville du Harve was struck by the English vessel Loch Earn and eventually foundered. Spafford's four daughters—Anna, eleven; Maggie, nine; Bessie, seven; and Tanetta, two—were among the 226 who perished in the aftermath. Mrs. Spafford, one of the few who were spared, sent her husband the heartbreaking telegram: “Saved alone.”

Spafford immediately sailed for England to join his grief-stricken wife. As his ship passed the approximate location where his daughters had drowned, his deep sorrow mingled with his unwavering faith in God's goodness caused him to compose the hymn, "It Is Well."


Oluwaseun

Isolo, Lagos, Nigeria

It is indeed a song of assurance. In time of need and when the worries take up my heart and it looks as if faith is no more there, His gentle voice came and remind me, Whatever my lot in this aging world that "IT IS WELL WITH MY SOUL" and quickly faith takes its place and worries vanished. What a wonderful Friend is Jesus Christ.


Ben Huxford

Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom

We sing this hymn at church, and I think the tune is great, but more importantly the words.


Kim

Toledo, OH, United States

I recently had something unpleasant happen. As I was praying to God a gentle voice whispered, "All is well with my soul." I'd never even heard these lyrics until today. I believe that what God is saying to me is that whatever happens in this life that He's there and He's in control and that He has His hands on us. No matter what we go through in this life, nothing can compare to the glory that awaits the person who belongs to Christ. Because of this promise, we may always, no matter what our circumstances look like, say with assurance that All IS WELL WITH MY SOUL.


Mercy Mabwe

Acworth, GA, United States

Such a powerful hymn. What a blessing and encouragment it is. To know that no matter what circumstances I may be in, IN CHRIST it is well with my soul. He will bring me through victoriously.


Oludare

Magboro, Ogun, Nigeria

I felt a breeze with a voice saying "whatever my lot thou hath taught me to say IT IS WELL with my soul" shortly before I received a call that my immediate younger sister had passed to glory. I find solace singing this song.


Lenna

Hilton Head Island, SC, United States

The song has been on my heart all morning, I couldn't remember the words so I looked it up. Now I am listening to it. What a blessing.