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It is well with my Soul Lyrics and Music

The sincere words and lyrics of the venerated hymn begin with "When peace, like a river, attendeth my way, When sorrows like sea billows roll" as the first line of the hymn. The words and lyrics of the "It is well with my Soul" hymn were written by its American author Horatio Gates Spafford. The author of the hymn, Horatio Gates Spafford, was born on October 20, 1828 and died on October 16, 1888. The haunting music that accompanies the "It is well with my Soul" song of praise was composed by Philip P. Bliss.  The composer of the music to the "It is well with my Soul" hymn, Philip P. Bliss, was born on July 9, 1838 and died on December 29, 1876. We have placed "It is well with my Soul" in the category of Favorite Songs. Enjoy the encouraging lyrics of this popular Christian song and venerable church hymn.

It is well with my Soul Hymn
Title: It is well with my Soul *** Name of Composer: Philip P. Bliss *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: Horatio Gates Spafford *** Hymns Category: Favorite Songs

 

 

Author of the Lyrics
The author of the elevating words of the "It is well with my Soul" lyrics, Horatio Gates Spafford (October 20, 1828-October 16, 1888), was born in North Troy, New York, United States and achieved fame as a missionary and Hymn writer.

Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of "It is well with my Soul", Philip P. Bliss (July 9, 1838-December 29, 1876), was born in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, United States and became famous as a American composer, conductor, Gospel Hymn writer and Gospel singer.

Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: It is well with my Soul
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Horatio Gates Spafford (October 20, 1828 to October 16, 1888)
Nationality of Author: American

Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English

Name of Composer of Music: Philip P. Bliss (July 9, 1838 to December 29, 1876)
Hymn Category: Favorite Songs
First Line of Hymn: "When peace, like a river, attendeth my way, When sorrows like sea billows roll"
First Publication Date: 1873

 

It is well with my Soul Lyrics

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, 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.

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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!

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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.

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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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