Author of the Lyrics
The author of the reverent
words of the "When Peace Like A River" 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 "When Peace Like A River", 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
Title of Hymn: When Peace Like A River
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Horatio Gates Spafford (October 20, 1828
to October 16, 1888)
Nationality of Author:
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:
When Peace Like A River Lyrics
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 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!
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.