Eyes That See

“I Once Was Blind”

“It Is Well With My Soul” by Horatio G. Spafford

These words were written by a man who, by worldly measures, had no reason for it to be well with his soul.  He was a wealthy businessman until his resources were ruined by a fire in Chicago in 1871.  Then, his wife and four daughters were on a ship crossing the Atlantic when their ship collided with another.  Only his wife survived.  As he passed near the location of the shipwreck several weeks later, he wrote these words:

“It Is Well With My Soul”-Horatio G. Spafford
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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain

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!

Refrain

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.

Refrain

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!
Blessèd hope, blessèd rest of my soul!

Refrain

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.

Refrain

http://cyberhymnal.org/htm/i/t/i/itiswell.htm

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July 6, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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