It Is Well with My Soul

Song Notes

words:
Horatio G. Spafford, 1873

melody: Ville Du Havre, Philip P. Bliss, 1876

This is my mother’s favorite hymn, and its story is well known. I wanted to record it for her as a gift, and I didn’t at first realize how much it would come to mean to me. As affirmations go, what could be more powerful?

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

My sin – O the joy 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

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

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

Words by Horatio G. Spafford – 1873
Original melody – Ville Du Havre – Philip P. Bliss, 1876 Public Domain

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