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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Pavel Gailans

Rosedale, MD, United States

Incredible. Overwhelming. Piercing. Life changing song!


Cecilia

Kenya

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.


Minister Carolyn Hamilton

Philadephia, PA, United States

Thank You Lord. You have taught CH to say it is well with my soul. Hallelujah!


Robynne Beausejour

Hoffman Estates, Illinois, United States

I’m currently 3 days overdue with my second child—my first came early—and I have a scheduled induction if baby doesn’t come on its own. So it’s been a bit of a struggle to fully surrender. But I these last few days I’ve made a choice that no matter what happens, God is still good. This song is just beautiful! And a lovely reminder that our God is always with us and for us. And good will always come from every situation.


Kimberlie

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!