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It Is Well With My Soul

The hymn ‘It Is Well With My Soul’ has become quite popular again in recent years both in its original form and in modern adaptions. But we don’t often stop to think about what prompted the hymn writer to scribe the words in the first place. I always thought this hymn must have been written from a place of peace and power, but actually it was quite the opposite. Perhaps the same hope that gave Horatio G. Spafford the inspiration to express his faith in God in the midst of tragic circumstances, might be an inspiration to us all right now to hold on to our HOPE IN JESUS and have faith that ‘It IS well with my soul’.

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.

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.

The following link was shared with us by a number of people in our Inspire family this Christmas. Click the link below to listen to the retelling of Horatio Spafford’s story written by David Warner, narrated by Hugh Bonneville, with music by Philip P. Bliss and Mack Wilberg, performed by the The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square, London.

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