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.


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.


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 GOD๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’


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.