Is It Well with Your Soul?

Written by hari

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In today’s sermon, I heard (again) the story behind a favourite hymn of mine: It Is Well with My Soul by Horatio Gates Spafford. I can’t remember anymore how many times I have heard this story but it still touches my heart. To me this is a story about unshakable faith; a story that I thought could only happened to Job.

Let me quote the lyric of this hymn and I hope this can be a blessing and encouragement for all of you too. No matter what circumstances overtake us may we be able to say with Horatio Spafford …

It Is Well With My Soul

When peace like a river, attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll;
Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to know,
It is well, it is well, with my soul.

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 has 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 the 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 Jordan above me shall roll,
No pang shall be mine, for in death as in life,
Thou wilt whisper Thy peace to my soul.

But Lord, ’tis for Thee, for Thy coming we wait,
The sky, not the grave, is our goal;
Oh, trump of the angel! Oh, voice of the Lord!
Blessed hope, blessed rest of my soul.

And Lord, haste the day when my faith shall be sight,
The clouds be rolled back as a scroll;
The trump shall resound, and the Lord shall descend,
Even so, it is well with my soul.

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  1. Dee says:

    heard the story for the first time.. moving indeed. And proof how stong we all can be in HIM. THanks for Sharing :)

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