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.
Kidali John

Nairobi, Kenya

When I lost my wife to manegities and the second this month to cancer this song gives me hope.


Sherman Oaks, CA, United States

This one is like medicine to the soul. Sing this one and it changes the atmosphere around and in you.

Phillip Shull

Columbia, MO, United States

This is a great hymn. However, the chord changes are incorrect for the version I know. Should be:

C, F, C, D, G, G7

C, F, G, G, C, F, G

C ......... G

F, G, G7, C, F, C.

Hope that helps.


Valley Stream, NY, United States

Growing up I always considered this a hymn for the older saints because it was slow and boring, but now that I'm 25 in learning that it is well! Praise the Lord we can be like the eagle and fly above every frustration. This hymn lifts me up Hallelujah it is well!

Victor Ajagun

Benin, Edo, Nigeria

This hymn lifts me up whenever I am moody.

Luckness mwaka

Dallas, TX, United States

Good song.

Rose Jussah

Blantyre, Malawi

Whenever I face troubles and at the point of tears, this song reminds me that trouble should not move me, but teach me to say it is well with my soul. Halelujah!


Abuja, Abia, Nigeria

Lost my mum in 2012, on my way to my dad burial 4 yrs later...exactly 4 years ago, on the same month. This song reminds me of God's promise...whatever my lot Thou hast taught me to say it is well with my soul...


Worcester, MA, United States

My favorite song!

I will never forget when, as a young believer in the Lord, I went to the restroom to take a break at work. (I was struggling. I couldn't understand why it was that after confessing so many times, I still was carrying the burden of past sins.) This song rose up in me, and I got fully released!!!! My sins - IN WHOLE - have been NAILED to the cross!!!! Hallelujah, NAILED!!! NOT THUMBTACKED! They can't ever come down again! I went back to work - never the same again. Lord Jesus, thank You for Your all-inclusive death! I love You!

Bro Jimmy

Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria

My sin, not in part but the whole is nailed to the cross and best it no more, praise the Lord. Meaning Ido not sin because His remainth in me. Therefore I refuse to be a sinner.