Sabbath Rest – It is Well With My Soul

As the world seems to be spinning out of control, may we find rest in this truth today and in the days to come! While the video only includes the first three stanzas, these are the complete lyrics of a hymn written in 1873 by Horatio Spafford following the tragic death of his four daughters.

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.

Refrain:
It is well, (it is well),
With my soul, (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.

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 my faith shall be sight,
The clouds be rolled back as a scroll;
The trump shall resound, and the Lord shall descend,
Praise the Lord, Praise the Lord, Oh my soul!

Penned by hymnist Horatio Spafford, music composed by Philip Bliss, 1873
Performed by Audrey Assad

If you’d like to know more about the poignant story behind this beloved hymn, you can read about it HERE!
 

 

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