840. When Peace like a River (It Is Well with My Soul)

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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 hath regarded my helpless estate,
and hath shed his own blood for my soul. [Refrain]

3 He lives: O 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! [Refrain]

4 Lord, hasten the day when our faith shall be sight,
the clouds be rolled back as a scroll,
the trumpet shall sound and the Lord shall descend;
even so it is well with my soul. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: When peace like a river attendeth my way
Title: When Peace like a River (It Is Well with My Soul)
Author: Horatio G. Spafford (1876, alt.)
Publication Date: 2013
Meter: with refrain
Scripture: Psalm 103:1-4; Isaiah 50:4-9; Matthew 24:30-31; Romans 8:28; Romans 15:13; 1 Corinthians 15:3; 1 Corinthians 15:53; 2 Corinthians 5:7; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Galatians 2:20; Ephesians 6:16; 2 Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 2:14; Hebrews 10:22; 1 John 3:8
Topic: Atonement; Christ's Return; Grief (1 more...)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: It is well with my soul
Tune Information
Composer: Philip P. Bliss (1876)
Meter: with refrain
Key: D♭ Major

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This text is a remarkable expression of faith born of grief. The author, an active Presbyterian layman who had just lost four daughters in a tragic shipwreck, wrote it while sailing to Paris to meet his wife, who had survived. The tune was named for the ship that sank.

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