Song of the Day – It is Well

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It is Well With My Soul is penned by hymnist Horatio Spafford and composed by Philip Bliss.  It was first published in 1876. The hymn was written after a traumatic even in Spafford’s life.  The first was the death of his son at age 2 and the second was the 1871 Great Chicago Fire, which ruined him financially.  (Information found on Wikipedia)

It is Well

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, though trials should come,
Let this blest assurance control,
That Christ has 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 the 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