It is well

1
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!
2
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.
3
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!
4
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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Dean

Esquimalt, BC, Canada

The original hymn has six stanzas as follows:

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, it is well with my soul.

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.

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 the 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.


Diana

Meridian, Idaho, United States

I never knew all the stanzas. It is well indeed! Love this!


Rafael Guzman

Perth, W.A., Australia

This is a beautiful hymn, and shows how essential the blessings of the Atonement are. The story of the Spaffords is heartbreaking and inspirational. It, and the song, brought tears to my eyes.


Felizbela Ilunga Freitas

Braga, Portugal

Powerful hymn of comfort and strength. 'It is well with my soul'. Thank You Lord! Amen


Jac

Aflao, Ghana

Thoughtful indeed, Lord give us this peace that in all things we will learn to say ," it is well with our souls". Amen


Oke Mathew

Ikoga, Lagos, Nigeria

Good enough


Susan Heraldo Carlton

Richmond, Virginia, Philippines

A beautiful song with comforting and reassuring words that help one go on with this one God-given life which must be treasured now and for always…..


Evelyn Sackson

Nokesville, VA, United States

It is well with my soul! I am Christian and not immune to pain and grief. Christians are to grief and to feel pain. We are not immune to grief and pain. I has suffered a lot and this song always comforts me.


Njideka

Onitsha, Anambra State, Nigeria

Whatever my lot, thou has thought me to say it is well with my soul. I know my redeemer liveth and will surely Grant his peace to my soul.


Bill Vass

Australia

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