Thursday, March 4, 2010

It is Well With My Soul

IT iS WELL with MY Soul

This was my grandfathers favorite song. He had lots, but I think this was WAY up there. We sang it at his funeral, per his request. I still cannot sing it without the tears free flowing. I think that the reason is two fold, one the memories. But two, even more powerful, is the grip the songs words have on my heart, the lessons my grandfather taught me through witnessing his life are all wrapped up in the lyrics here....

That no matter what, IT IS WELL, because GOD IS GOOD

So read these out loud, go the the link and read them to the tune even.... 

This is a powerful hymn.

377. It Is Well with My Soul

Click to Listen to Tune of Song

Text: Horatio G. Spafford
Music: Philip P. Bliss
Tune: VILLE DU HAVRE, Meter: 11 8.11 9 with Refrain

1. 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. 
 It is well with my soul, 
 it is well, it is well with my soul. 

2. 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. 

3. 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! 

4. 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. 

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