Wednesday, April 24, 2013

It is well

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."

It is well (it is well) with my soul (with my soul),
It is well, it is well 
with my soul.

Though Satan should buttet, 
tho' trials should come
Let this blest assurance control,
That Christ has regarded
my helpless estate,
And hath shed 
His own blood 
for my soul.

My sin--O 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!

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.

It is well (it is well) with my soul (with my soul),
It is well, it is well
with my soul.

Try reading the words rather than singing them.
Can you do it and really mean them?

That's what He's given me today--the courage to say them, the peace to mean them.
No matter what, it is well with my soul.

1 comment:

Pamela M. Steiner said...

Yes, "It is well with my soul"...such a powerful statement...not easy to say and truly mean it. I've tried over the years to sing that with full conviction and comprehension of what I was actually saying. Seems like as soon as I think I'm saying it and speaking the truth, things rise up to test my new found conviction. But God, in His great love and mercy, helps me to continue on, fervently declaring, "It is Well with my soul". Praise God. Thank you for this today.