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.
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.


Lagos, Nigeria

My kid sister was in a terrible accident that resulted in a below the knee amputation about 6 weeks ago and we used to sing the chorus of this song the 1st 3 weeks when it was really hard to deal with and up till now, we receive the unbelievable comfort of the Holy Spirit anytime we are done with singing it. But I decided to learn the entire hymn and I also just read the testimonies in the comment section. Who says God is not alive? Who says He isn't faithful? Let that person come and see!

Atta Agyemang Duah

Kumasi, Ashanti-region, Ghana

In any situation we should give thanks to the God almighty. He knows what is good. It might be difficult but we should try and stand firm no matter how big the situation is.


Tembisa, Gauteng, South Africa

After losing my dear brother in a car accident I couldn't cope until I find this song. I learned to say it is well with my soul in every situation.

Julian Walker

Greenwich, Connecticut, United States

I was on the last week of my job, not because I am not doing a good job, but because of status matters, I felt so down and out and I was on my phone and decided to look up the words of this song, as it came to my mind, and I started to sing, it became a blessing to my soul and I know that God is going to provide something better and brighter for me. Thanks for the words of the song.

Nelton Mashile

Witbank, Mpumalanga, South Africa

As a elder brother in the family of four sons and three daughters, today my younger brother was compelled to resign from the job he so much cherished. I googled the song and sang it, that it is well with his soul. I am going to preach in church that for the reason that our Lord Jesus has suffered, we shall not fear to suffer.


Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States

Sister Timaru, today I sang this song and then read your comment. Sister I am standing with you. Praise the Lord for the Body. We can experience the oneness.