- 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.
- 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 the 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.
- 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!
- 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.
Horatio G. Spafford, 1873
13 thoughts on “Brewed Thoughts – Horatio G. Spafford”
This was my late grandmother’s favorite hymn. Thank you for sharing brought back fond memories.
Ohhh Pamela, I love this hymn and hope that when my day of rest comes it will be sang. I am thankful that in Christ we have hope beyond this life.
Thank-you very much Roshonda 💝. I love this hymn.
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Thank you for posting this. ❤
It is my joy. I enjoy this hymn so much.💝
“Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say,
It is well, it is well with my soul.”
It is beautiful indeed and humbling.😊
Truly is 🙂
This hymn by Horatio G. Spafford was written after the loss of his four daughters in the sinking of the ship they were on with their mother, travelling to Europe. The wife alone survived the terrible accident; Horatio wrote this song as he contemplated what God had done. Such faith, to lose four children to the sea (and a son to scarlet fever earlier) and still trust God; saying, “it is well with my soul”. Thanks for sharing Susan.
I love that hymn but never knew the story behind it until we listened to the kids’ Adventures in Odyssey. I hope and pray that God would give me the Grace and comfort to say it is well in times of my despair.💝