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.

Lagos, Nigeria

We all have gone through something or someone is going through something, No matter what it is, God's mercy endures, it is ever faithfully, ever sure. Be glad and Rejoice in the Lord.


Osogbo, Osun, Nigeria

This hymn is quite soul inspiring and spirit lifting. God bless this ministry. Shalom!

Paul Tarantino

Havertown, Pennsylvania, United States

They just don't write them like this anymore. Very rich and meaningful.

Vivian Segun-John


How refreshing a song! Praise God that despite the perils, it is well with my soul!


Fresno, CA, United States

I have lost 5 family members from cancer over the last couple of years. One being my other half.

I went to sleep last night feeling sad and lonely. But woke up with the words it is well with my soul. So I typed it in.

I listed to the first song that came up. It was the song with the author and his story. I knew then that God was reaching his arms around me.

Then I scrolled down and read the comments left. They inspired and feed my soul.

I will say when I am lonely and missing my love and family to say

"it is well with my soul"

and know His love wraps me, His hands carry me, and forgiveness is endless.

James Lambert

Columbus, OH, United States

This is one of the most inspirational songs in my memory. It was played by a soloist on a saxophone with piano support. It brought tears to my eyes. I printed out the lyrics and again several times it brought comfort and tears to my eyes. Paul, I remembered wrote "Rejoice in the Lord always." This song helps reinforce what he wrote. As do all the testimonials I read here.

Eburuche Obinna Chimezie Banio

Akwanga, Nasarawa, Nigeria

When I get overwhelmed with much work as an entrepreneur. When it seems am sure to fail. When the strength and technical know-how fails, I get glued to God & I keep reasuring myself that it is well until the Holy Spirit steps in to do the unimaginable. IT'S WELL WITH MY SOUL. Assuredly, I can never be destroyed.


Sokoto, Nigeria

I kept thinking about my brother who had a really good job but had to resign to go into missionary work...I kept wondering how he was going to cope. I was suddenly overwhelmed by sadness but the Holy Spirit came and comforted me with this song. I have been reassured that it will be fine with him cos it's God who's leading him on, and there is a glorious future ahead.

Thanks to for the opportunity to fellowship as we sing along on our devices in different parts of the world and share our testimonies....lets keep on singing.

Let's keep proclaiming Jesus as king everywhere, every time and in every way.

Praise the Lord!!!

Nonjabulo Mbuthu

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

I'm currently on fasting in my list for today I wrote-it is well with my soul, I went through the lyrics and I started to remember how God has been with me losing my sister through suicide and other 3 siblings in a space of 2 years. Then on the 20/04/2014 after fasting my child was comatose the liver shut down. It was hurting so bad that I prayed so hard then the Lord comfort me I felt His hand and this song reminds me of praising through pain. Read some testimonies I'm in tears. May the Lord strengthen all of you.



It has been a very difficult times for me in particular, as well as the entire family. I lost my elder sister on the 10th of this month, on the 16th, my immediate elder sister reported her two girls aged between 10 and 12 years missing in Abuja. By the grace of God they were found the next day by a Good Samaritan, 15 kilometers in Nassarawa State, while we were rejoicing and thanking God for His faithfulness, we got the most shocking news, the next day 17th, of the murder in Abuja of my niece's husband. The family is in shock, all these happening in quick succession, in less than two weeks. The feelings of pain, agony, despondent, but the word of God comes strong, very strong and alive in this situation and times, that He will never leave nor forsake us. This song is all I keep singing, and it lifts my spirit. In all situation an circumstance we find ourself, we are required to always give thanks and praise to God, for He is the all knowing God. He alone is God.