Is It Well With Your Soul? Part Two

In our previous post, we discussed the hymn “It is Well With My Soul”, written by Horatio Spafford. He could say all is well with his soul. Even though he had faced numerous tragedies in his life, including the deaths of his five children, he still relied on God for his strength.

In this post, I would like for us to focus on the words to the hymn. Read these words, and notice the depth of Spafford’s 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.

Is it well with your soul? The words of this hymn are as true today, as when they were written in 1873. We have to give up trying to control our life, and give control to the one who knows what we need, even before we know. He created our inmost being and He knitted us together in our mother’s womb. He knows our every move. He knows our every thought. Psalm 139:1-13.

If you want the kind of peace that Spafford writes about, pray and open your heart to the grace and mercy of our Savior. Admit you sins, and pray to be forgiven. Acknowledge that you believe in God. Keep praying and asking for His guidance over your life. He will be there with you, through every storm of life, if you keep your eyes and heart on Him.







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