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Words: Horatio G. Spafford, 1873.


Music: Ville du Havre, Philip P. Bliss, in Gospel Hymns No. 2, by P. P. Bliss & Ira D. Sankey (New York: Biglow & Main, 1876), number 76 (note: published in a combined volume with the 1875 Gospel Hymns and Sacred Songs) Ironically, Bliss himself died in a train wreck shortly after writing this music.


When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,

When sorrows like sea billows roll;

Whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say,

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

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It is well, It is well

With my soul, 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.

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My sin—oh, the joy 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!

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For me, be it Christ, be it Christ hence to live:

If Jordan above me shall roll,

No pain shall be mine, for in death as in life

Thou wilt whisper Thy peace to my soul.

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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!

Blessèd hope, blessèd rest of my soul!

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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.

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