Monday, March 21, 2016

Old Hymns ~ It is Well With My Soul

I do enjoy many of the old hymns. Truth and strength combine with a dignity missing in many of the new songs. Please enjoy this, one of my favorites, sung by Sisters

It is Well With My Soul

The song was written in 1873 by Horatio G. Spafford.* It is now in the public domain. The beautiful, inspiring, peace inspiring lyrics were written after all of his four daughters had drowned in a sea collision. You can read more at Share Faith.  

  1. 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.
    • Refrain:
      It is well with my soul,
      It is well, it is well with my soul.
  2. 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.
  3. 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!
  4. 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.
  5. 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!
  6. And Lord, haste the day when the 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.
*According to Timeless Truths.

...doing what I can with what I've got
where I am on a short shoestring budget!

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  1. Oh great post. I was printing some sheet music yesterday for a project I'm working on. And I remembered the Saturday linky party Then Sings My Soul. I enjoyed doing it and sharing music each week. Thanks for sharing this. Have a good week.

  2. That was beautiful....thank you for sharing the video. I haven't heard of these ladies until now. I will look for their music. Thanks so much for lifting my day. Hugs from Shirley

    1. I just discovered them myself. Beautiful voices.

  3. This is one of my favorite hymns. Thank you for sharing!

  4. I hadn't heard all those verses of this hymn before and was I ever missing out! Thanks for posting them.

  5. Beautiful song... Have a blessed Easter my friend. xo

    1. I hope you enjoy Jesus and family this week Faye! Thanks for talking back at Harvest Lane Cottage!

  6. Oh, I dearly love this old song, too! And to think of all this dear man was suffering when he wrote it makes it even more meaningful. Thank you for sharing, and I hope you and your family have a blessed Easter!! :)

    1. God is truly great, Cheryl. Happy Easter to you as well! Tonight we're continuing a family tradition that we started when the kids were very young. We have bread and grape juice for dinner. It was born out of my ignorance but my desire to honor Jesus. We first celebrate communion, then we eat the bread with various toppings. It's a favorite tradition with the kids, so we continue it even though I now know that there was more to the meal than the bread and wine.

      Be blessed friend!

  7. Truly, one of the great hymns of the faith. A timeless treasure both musically and theologically. May the body of Christ sing it until we are face to face with the One because of Whom it can be well with our souls.

  8. Oh I do love this hymn... It is well with our souls when we have Christ with us! Continuing to pray for you dear Laura!

    1. It's true, Spicing Up. Thank you for praying. He had another interview yesterday. God's will in God's timing.

  9. Thanks for sharing this with SYC.

  10. I've been featuring hymns on my blog too & I absolutely love this one! This amazing post is being featured on my blog as part of Tuesdays with a Twist blog hop:
    Thank You

  11. What an honor! Thank you so very much Angelique!

  12. I love this hymn! the story behind it is so touching . . .

  13. Beautiful Laura! The story of the daughters being lost in a sea collision broke my heart! Thanks for sharing it with SYC.


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