Sunday, May 17, 2009

A Hymn for Sunday

It is Well with My Soul

Words by: Horatio G. Spafford, 1828-1888
Music by: Philip P. Bliss, 1838-1876


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, tho' trials should come,
Let this blest assurance control,
That Christ hath regarded my helpless estate,
And hath shed His own blood for my soul.

It it well with my soul.
It is well,
It is well with my soul.


My sin- oh, the bliss of this glorious tho't!-
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!


It is well with my soul.
It is well,
It is well with my soul.


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.


It is well with my soul.

It is well,

It is well with my soul.

3 comments:

Senkyoshi said...

This is one of my favorites, especially the second verse.

Sarah said...

This is one of my favorite hymns also, Ashley! The words are so powerful and touching. Combine them with the beautiful melody, and what a wonderful song it is! Thank you for sharing it. :)

Ashley said...

Senkyoshi- I too appreciate the second verse. It's something that we can apply to every aspect of our day.
Thank you for stopping by!
~Ashley

I agree to the fullest, Sarah; not only are the words so meaningful, but when combined with the melody they become powerful and moving.

The third verse... "My sin...is nailed to the cross and I bear it no more. Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!" What a thought!!! Christ died for us, that we might live eternally with Him! Praise the Lord!
~Ashley