Tuesday, January 6, 2009

It is well with my soul!

Hello everyone! Hope you all are having a great week!
We wanted to share this wonderful hymn with you all today.
It is one of our favorites.
This hymn was written after several traumatic events in Horatio Spafford’s life. The first was the death of his only son in 1871, shortly followed by the great Chicago Fire which ruined him financially (he had been a successful lawyer). Then in 1873, he had planned to travel to Europe with his family, but sent the family ahead while he was delayed on business. While crossing the Atlantic, the ship sank rapidly after a collision with another ship, and all four of Spafford's daughters died. His wife Anna survived and sent him the now famous telegram, "Saved alone." Shortly afterwards, as Spafford traveled to meet his grieving wife, he was inspired to write these words as his ship passed near where his daughters had died.
To think of the dreadful trials in which Spafford had been faced with and how through
those trials he demonstrated his strong faith in Christ,It is truly a statement to how we as Christian should live.
This song is truly a testament to the faith!
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.
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. 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! 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. ~Horatio Spafford
Have a wonderful week!


Lisa said...

What a wonderful hymn to live by. Great post girl's.Hugs. Mom

Meredith Ivy said...

I love the story of "It Is Well" and Horatio Spafford. Thanks for sharing it!

Mississippi Songbird said...

Thank you for sharing that and I love that song... It was one of my Momma's favorites too..

Nanny said...

Hello Katie and Holly,
I read your blog and it is great.
I love that song It Is Well With My Soul.
We need to know the story behind these words that Horatio Spafford wrote.
I have lost one to suicide and that broke our hearts and if it were not for the Lord I could not have made it.
To lose 4 children at one time I just cannot imagine.
Thank you for bringing this back to my memory.
I also want to thank you for the pictures of the lighting at BJU.
I pray that when you go to school that you will be able to continue with your blogging and send pictures of what you are doing.
Please keep us informed about your schooling and send us your mailing address.
I love you both very much and it is always good to see you both when you get to visit at Faith.
Love you,

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