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.

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.

Ahuruonye Okezie Christian

Umuahia, Abia, Nigeria

It's really well with my soul, in such a turbulent world!


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.