Saturday, November 29, 2008

It Is Well With My Soul

In Wayne Mack's great book, "It's Not Fair" the chapter on God's Justice references a hymn by Horatio G. Spafford, "It Is Well With My Soul". I also attended Vineyard Columbus' service this evening and the last song that we sung together was It Is Well, I think that the Lord is trying to tell me something. So I thought that I would post the lyrics to this great hymn;

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,

Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come,

Let this blest assurance control,

That Christ has regarded my helpless estate,

And has shed his own blood for my soul.

My sin-O 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!

O 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.

Let it be well with our souls, that no matter what the Lord has allowed us to walk through. He is sovereign and even though He may not deliver us out of our suffering He will and has entered into it with us, Praise the Lord-O our souls!

Please do yourself a favor and pick up a copy of "It's Not Fair" by Wayne A Mack, especially if you struggle with the questions of why God would allow suffering into your life, it will help you in the journey.


Anonymous said...

Hey Ron! I love this song, especially the part that talks about my sin being all nailed to the cross. How grateful I am for that truth. :)

Ron Reffett said...

Hey there Emily!
I love this song as well, the Lord has really been using this hymn in my life as of late.
I agree, what an awesome truth. That our sins though they are many are taken care of at the cross! it makes me think of Colossians 2:14-15 I'm grateful for this truth as well!