Paperthin Hymns

IT IS WELL WITH MY SOUL


When peace like a river attendeth my way
When sorrows like sea billows roll
What ever my lot you have taught me to say
It is well, it is well with my soul

Though the devil will ruin, though trials may come
Let this blessed assurance control
That Christ has regarded my helpless estate
And He shed His own blood for my soul

It is well, with my soul
It is well, it is well with 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, oh my soul

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

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

And Lord haste the day when my faith shall be sight
And 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 with my soul
It is well, it is well with my soul

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

Reflections

This really is a very beautiful song. Originally written by Horatio G. Spafford in 1873, it has been updated by Michael Bleeker of the Village Church, who wrote the new music for it in 2003. As to the lyrics and content of the song, it espouses an utter and complete faith and trust in Christ, that we will either deliver or sustain, and that either option is to his glory. Couple this with a biblically sound gospel message, as well as that cross-focused resonance, and you have for a classic hymn of the faith that will endure until time immemorial. Lyrics aside, the melody is wonderful, and this is a great reimagination.

I would imagine that it is based on a few verses, namely 1 John 3:2- “I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well”. and Revelation 19:11,16 – And I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse, and He Who sat on it is called Faithful and True…and on His robe and on His thigh He has a name written, “King of Kings, and Lord of Lords.”

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More Paperthin Hymns

You Have Been Raised; Sovereign Grace

O Sacred Head, Now Wounded: Sheri Youngward

Come Holy Ghost: Tara Ward

In Christ Alone: Together for the Gospel

It is Not Death to Die:  Sovereign Grace

The Oxyrhynchus Hymn

The Old Rugged Cross [Metal Version] Greg Lancer

Blest is the Man Forever Blest: Katy Snow

Stricken Smitten and Afflicted: Scott Krippayne

Joy To The World : Sojourn Music

Come Thou Font Of Every Blessing: Lashey & Joyner

Made us Alive: Michael Bleeker

The more I seek You: Kari Jobe

How He Loves.: John Mark McMillan

Thy Strong Word: Martin H. Franzmann


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