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.

Timaru, Mackenzie District, South Canterbury, New Zealand

Today is a very special day for me as it is my birthday and at the same time I received a very alarming news of my husband Etuate and my dear mum who never make it home from the airport after an incident on the road, this song came to mind as I was hoping for peace, I sang it out loud with my two boys under the age of 3 watched me as tears roll down my face...THANK YOU LORD JESUS FOR TEACHING ME THAT IN TIMES SUCH AS THIS I SHOULD CONTINUE TO THANK YOU AND PRAISE YOU AND LEAVE ALL CIRCUMSTANCES INTO YOUR MIGHTY HAND BECAUSE YOU ARE IN CONTROL..AMEN. THANK YOU FOR THIS WONDERFUL, MEANINGFUL UPLIFTIING HYMN. GLORY BE TO GOD💐💐💐💐💐


Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria

I am presently in a situation that I need help from the Lord right now. I have vowed to the Lord to deliver me from this situation and not allow me to be put to shame and I will leave all life meeting His need all around the World. Helping others come out of this kind of problem all life.

Fhulufhelo Charisma Siaga

Johannesburg, Limpopo, South Africa

This song is helping me as right now I'm facing a very difficult time in my life... I first understood the meaning of this song last year during my first year in varsity while this lady was singing it in church.... It helped me to understand that in everything that we encounter in life it could be good or bad we should always trust and lean on God for He is our rock in times of trouble and also in good times so when we have God in our lives He is not only there just to listen to us but He also take our burdens and make them His so we have every reason to sing and proclaim that it is well with our soul for everything we come across in life we have already won in Christ... As we over com by the words of our testimony... Lets keep on trusting and dwelling in his presence and it shall forever be well with our souls.

Adepoju Abiodun

Port Harcourt, Rivers, Nigeria

This is a song of positive confession, regardless of what has happened, anytime I sing it, there is a kind of an assurance that overwhelms me, and assures me that ALL IS WELL.

Tola Ode

Gateshead, United Kingdom

When trials and tribulations buffet you know that God has got your back. He is in the midst of everything with you and will see you through the other side. Do not look at the size of the problem but look at the sufficiency and the almighty power of the Lord. Declare It is well with my soul! Amen.

Dorcas Titilola Adesanya

London, England, United Kingdom

Indeed it is well with my soul. With Christ in the boat I will smile at the storm.He is the captain of the ship. We shall not sink in Jesus Name. Keep trusting Christ Never Fails. Amen. Thanks for uploading this song.

Faith Edwards Osako

Nairobi, Kenya

it is well with my soul at all times.


VA, United States

I love the story to this song....I've written a essay on it, a long time ago. I love the words!

Patience Otoje

Ago Palace Way, Okota, Lagos, Nigeria

I bless God Almighty for the truth of this hymn 341 being unveiled by Racheal given us the history which gave birth to this hymn so we know we are not allow in the trails of our faith, even in our most HOPELESS situation, it is truly well with our soul.


Visalia, CA, United States

About the author, Horatio G. Spafford:

In November 1873, Spafford decided to take his entire family to Europe for a vacation, intending also to assist Moody in his evangelistic work once he arrived there. However, Spafford was unexpectedly detained in Chicago due to urgent business concerns, but decided to send his family aboard the S.S. Ville du Harve as scheduled. Midway through the trans-Atlantic voyage, S.S. Ville du Harve was struck by the English vessel Loch Earn and eventually foundered. Spafford's four daughters—Anna, eleven; Maggie, nine; Bessie, seven; and Tanetta, two—were among the 226 who perished in the aftermath. Mrs. Spafford, one of the few who were spared, sent her husband the heartbreaking telegram: “Saved alone.”

Spafford immediately sailed for England to join his grief-stricken wife. As his ship passed the approximate location where his daughters had drowned, his deep sorrow mingled with his unwavering faith in God's goodness caused him to compose the hymn, "It Is Well."