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.

Grand Valley, Ontario, Canada

I've sung this hymn ever since I was a child, and it is a wonderful declaration of confidence concerning my spiritual state. That being said, our hymnbooks never contained that fourth verse. It's BEAUTIFUL! "Thou wilt whisper Thy peace to my soul." Such true words! There would be no peace during dark days if God did not implant His PEACE there! :)

Liza Coppola

Mattituck, NY, United States

..... Before I was directed to this link I was already singing this song on my way to work and my heart was filled with joy and gratitude for what Christ has done for me! I trust it is another reminder that Gods mercies are new every morning and that he is with me always!

Lydia Kaindama

Bushey, Herts, United Kingdom

This song gives me hope for the life to come. I can not dare sing this song if it's not well with soul. When I sing this song Its a testimony both to God and to the world that I have chosen, trusted and believed on Christ therefore it's well with my Soul and God truly sees my heart that's it's well with my Soul because I have believed on His Son Our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen

Debbie Frederick

Keswick, Ontario, Canada

It is well with my Soul!


Rondonopolis, Mato-Grosso, Brazil

Há algumas traduções que estão erradas.

Tim Ou

Austin, Texas, United States

"That Christ has regarded my helpless estate"

Anonymous Spafford

Irving, TX, United States

Thank you to my 2nd Great Grandfather from your great great granddaughter.



Leigh Powell

This lovely hymn of strong, gentle assurance in a born again Christians God given faith in the dead and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ was maybe first heard by me on a vynil recording.

It is only well with my soul because the Lord Jesus Christ, in bearing my sin on the cross, paying the price for my guilt and shame, has made it possible for me to go to heaven to be forever with Him. ( John 14..... I will come again and receive you unto myself, that where I am three you may be also).

I miss the last verses original wording :-

For me be it Christ, be it Christ hence to live,

The sky not the grave is our goal.

O trump of the Angel, O voice of the Lord

Blessed rest, blessed peace of my soul.

This speaks of all born again Christians hope in the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ, but such hope is not always felt. Please be encouraged, all born again Christians, that the Lord Jesus SHALL return in power and great glory, ( Matthew chapter 24 verse 30), and then a new heaven and a new earth shall be created. ( Isaiah around chapter 65). All will be preace, Satan long cast into Hell, and Jesus shall reign where're the sun does its successive journeys run.


Love this song.