Monday, September 15, 2008

It Is Well With My Soul

Last night there was a young man from Ambassador Baptist College visiting our church. He's a student there, looking for a church in the area to settle into, a church that he can work in during the school year. He played the piano for us, It Is Well. We all know the story behind this song. It would take nothing BUT the peace and grace of God to be able to sit down and write these words after such a tragedy.
It Is Well
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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!
4. 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.