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.
Loyd Hollis

Jenks, OK, United States

Lost my estranged daughter last month. Been struggling with my “what if’s”. Poor me! On the edge of depression and not allowing Him to go inside my heart and mind. My wife reminded me of my favorite hymn. “It is well” and the way it was written makes “me” feel so small, for he lost nearly everything in his life but never lost sight of the All Mighty Heavenly Father. Today has been a grateful day. Thank You Jesus for forgiving me and constantly loving me.


Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

It is really comforting me when my wife is fighting with cancer.


Lagos, Nigeria

I am passing through some tough time now because I am preparing for marriage and everything seems like a stand still, no house, just managing my job .....but I just came online to listen to this song....because I believe it is well with my soul.

Chief Daniel Chika

Taylor, MI, United States

This wonderful hymn, made me to discover my God's purpose in this life, and that, God, will always mix good, and bad, to get the best out of us.


Lagos, Nigeria

I lost my father in 1996. A year later, I lost my mother just when I was about entering university. It has been God all the way till now. I had a fatal accident in 2008 that almost caused me my right hand. God never disappointed me. I was shot by armed robber in a broad day light in Feb. 24th 2011. God kept me. I was driving to work this morning inspiration fm lagos reminded me this song. #it is well with my soul today. #my anthem.


TX, United States

There is a touching story behind the author of this hymn, Brother Horatio Spafford, a successful businessman and hymn writer from Chicago. He suffered the loss of his four daughters in a ship wreck, which prompted him to pen this famous hymn in 1873. (Please google for details as this website doesn't allow links :(...)

David Masika

Nairobi, Kenya

In 2008 I lost my mother and as I traveled to attend the burial, I received a call informing me that my father had also passed. Deep in my heart while on bus I sung this song, "It's well with my soul." The years that would follow will be so trying but.. "It's well with 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.