Agonizomai: It is Well with My Soul - Part 1

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

It is Well with My Soul - Part 1
Who among us is not touched to the very core of our soul by the story of Horatio Spafford? Listen and watch this video of the trials and tragedies of this family. Witness the way that God was at work distilling glory and praise for His name through the grace exhibited in their trust in God, though grievously stricken. Then compare, if you dare, this humbling attitude to the vile and bankrupt representations of the gospel from the Word/Faith heretics. Chalk and cheese, my fellow pilgrims - chalk and cheese.

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.


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 hath shed His own blood for 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, 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 goal;
Oh trump of the angel! Oh voice of the Lord!
Blessèd hope, blessèd rest of my soul!


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.


The day after tomorrow (God willing) I will post another rendition of this hymn with the complete set of words on the video screen, along with a question. Besides, the whole hymn is worth hearing more than once.


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