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The Amazing History About The Great Hymn “IT IS WELL WITH MY SOUL”


The song “It Is Well With My Soul” was written by a successful Christian lawyer Heratio Spafford.
His only son died at age 4 in 1871. In 1872, the great Chicago fire wiped out his vast estate, made from a successful legal career.
In 1873 he sent his wife and 4 daughters over to Europe on a summer trip on the ill fated SS Ville du Havre. Since he had a lot of work to do, he planned to follow them later.

The Ship sank and he lost his 4 daughters with the wife being the only survivor, she later sent him a famous telegram which simply read, “SAVED ALONE….”
On his return home, his Law firm was burned down and the insurance company refused to pay him they said “It’s an Act of God”.
He had no money to pay for his house and no work, he also lost his house.
However, while sitting and thinking what’s happening to him, being a spiritual person, he wrote a song – “Whatever, my Lord, You have taught me to say – It is well, it is well with my soul”.

THE LYRIC (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
It is well with my soul,
It is well, it is well with my

Though Satan should buffet,
though trials should come,
Let this blest assurance
That Christ hath 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
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
Oh, trump of the angel! Oh,
voice of the Lord!
Blessed hope, blessed rest of
my soul!
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

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