It is well

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!
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 His 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 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.
Brenda Lynam

Gympie, Queensland, Australia

Just finishing reading the booked entitled "Finding Anna" Horatio Gates Spafford's story of their life and how he came to write the words to this beautiful hymn.... so very poignant … so healing, so peaceful.... thank you Mr Spafford and family in God's care....


Nairobi, Kenya


It is well with my soul.


Kampala, Uganda

I have heard this song for some years and it has always edified my soul strengthen me in all trial brings me crosser to my Lord and Savior giving me hope of eternal life. May the name of Jesus be glorified for evermore. Am happy that I have got all stanzas.

Areola Elijah

Ikorodu, Lagos, Nigeria

This song gives peace.... Even reading the lyrics alone satisfies my soul, talk more of singing it.


Pavel Gailans

Rosedale, MD, United States

Incredible. Overwhelming. Piercing. Life changing song!



Lately I've been going through what I felt like was injustice in my personal life. The one person that I thought would be empathetic did not understand me. I tried physical activity but it was only good for my body but not for my heart and my which was in great turmoil. In my despair I remembered how hymns have always been an encouragement to me. I asked the Lord to give me a song in the night and He led me to this song. It is well with my soul even if I suffer injustly and I am misunderstood. Jesus suffered all that and more, and many people will continue to as long we are still living under the sun. The second stanza was such an encouragement: "that Christ hath regarded my helpless estate...." It is indeed well with me, and a privilege to share in Christ's suffering. Praise God,

I got my peace back.

Versulla Lorainey

Gouyave, St John, Grenada

It is well with my soul.... Because God is merciful.

Christian K Zoryiku

Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana

It’s indeed well with my soul.

Deena Handy

Young Harris, GA, United States

Yes, fourth verse is a new Revelation to me, too. Thank you and Thanks Be to GOD!

Deeann Smith

Weatherford, TX, United States

I have always loved this song & want it sung at my funeral so that my family will KNOW it is well with MY soul.