Monday, 7 November 2016

It is well with my Soul

I was particularly touched by this hymn "It is well with my Soul" that we sang in church one of the past Sundays and went to youtube to listen to this song - this is an edited version of the original hymn beautifully sang by Kristene DiMarco & Bethel Music. 


Verse 1
Grander earth has quaked before
Moved by the sound of His voice
Seas that are shaken and stirred
Can be calmed and broken for my regard

And through it all, through it all
My eyes are on You
And through it all, through it all

It is well
And through it all, through it all
My eyes are on You
It is well with me

Verse 2
Far be it from me to not believe
Even when my eyes can't see
And this mountain that's in front of me
Will be thrown into the midst of the sea

Through it all, through it all
My eyes are on You
Through it all, through it all
It is well
It is well

Bridge x3
So let go my soul and trust in Him
The waves and wind still know His name (repeat last line during 3rd run)
It is well with my soul
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 x3

As I went on to search for its lyrics, the original version and what inspired the original writer, Horatio Spafford, on the writing of this hymn popped up.

I couldn't finish this story (real life story of Horatio Spafford) without crying about a bucket of tears, because of how tragic the outcome was and how he, having lost all his beloved children, "still" chose to praise and worship God in his darkest moments and even wrote such a powerful hymn "It is well".
I use the word "still" because many times, when bad things happen, people who believe God will inevitably question where God is, why didn't He stop it and ultimately, many turn away, convinced that God is not there; and people who don't believe God will just have 1 more reason to remain skeptical.

But nothing can be further from the truth. That God didn't cause that to happen. That God IS there. That God is watching and that God WILL give you the strength to raise above the situation with a peace that nobody can understand.

So, even though all things may not seem well, be encouraged, be heartened, it is well with Christ. It is well.


  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.

    • Chorus:
      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 hath 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. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

I'd close with this beautiful verse...

"And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, 
will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."

Philippians 4:7

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