It Is Well

No matter what happens in life, good or bad, as believers we have the promise of eternal life. Sometimes things happen to us and we start dwelling on the temporal, instead of the eternal. The person whose state of mind is on the eternal is one who truly walks in victory. Most everyone is familiar with the hymn, "It is Well With My Soul" and I did a little research about the author of this beautiful song. His name was Horatio Spafford and this man went through quite a few fiery trials. His son dies, he looses everything he owns in a fire, and his remaining four daughters died on a boat. Despite the tragedies he endured he kept his mind on the eternal and was able to say, "It is well with my soul." I have always loved this hymn and thought it was very powerful, even without knowing the story behind the song. Take heart all those who are suffering because nothing is to much for the Lord.

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 (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.

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!

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.

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.

1 comment:

  1. I sang this song a couple weeks ago at church, Kristal, and the Spirit moved in a MIGHTY way! This is my favorite hymn. I, too, love the message it gives. No matter what may happen we still have Jesus and can be at peace because of that.