November 14, 2009

It Is Well With My Soul


**Photo by Camille ~ Ferry trip between Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia**

This hymn was born out of deep grief. Its composer had received word that his four daughters were tragically drowned at sea while his wife alone was saved. While travelling to join her he penned this wonderful hymn. Such an amazing testimony of the Grace of God in the life of His child! Under such circumstances would I have had such a faith? How awesome our Great God is ~ He is able to do exceedingly above what we ask or think!


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

It is well (it is well)
With my soul (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.

It is well (it is well)
With my soul (with my soul),
It is well, it is well
With 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!

It is well (it is well)
With my soul (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 (it is well)
With my soul (with my soul),
It is well, it is well
With my soul.


Horatio G. Spafford (1828-1888)


4 comments:

Sharon said...

Dear Camille,

This hymn is so touching. When I first came to know the Lord a gal sung this at church, her Father had just been diagnosed with Leukemia. I will always think of God's faithfulness in bringing us through every trial and blessing us beyond measure. Update on the Father: He has been in remission for over 15 years :) Praise God!

Thanks for touching my heart today and have a blessed day in the Lord tomorrow Camille :)

Love,
Sharon-

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

I read a book about the man and his family who wrote this song. What an amazing family! This is the best song for anyone going through terrible grief.

J said...

Oh I love this hymn! I can't sing it without getting teary.

PS: the PB bars are the one from the challenge. I wound up giving several away and may freeze the rest. I'll have to try them with less liquid if I do it again. :) Thanks for sharing those tips.

Camille said...

Dear Sharon ~ Such a wonderful story...thanks for sharing!

Dear Jackie ~ I'm sure that would have been a great book to read!

Dear J ~ I love it too! The PB bars are challenging...I will put a comment on your blog about the measurements that worked best for me.

With Love to each of you!
Camille