438. When Peace, Like a River (It Is Well with My Soul)

1 When peace like a river, uphold me each day,
when sorrows like sea billows roll,
whatever my lot, you have 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 evil should tempt me, though trials should come,
let this blessed assurance control,
That Christ has regarded my helpless estate,
and has paid life and blood for my soul: [Refrain]

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! [Refrain]

4 O God, speed the day that is filled with your light,
when clouds are rolled back as a scroll;
The trumpet shall sound and the Lord shall appear,
"even so" - it is well with my soul. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: When peace, like a river, upholds me each day
Title: When Peace, Like a River (It Is Well with My Soul)
Author: Horatio G. Spafford (1874, alt.)
Publication Date: 1995
Meter: with refrain
Scripture: Psalm 145; 3 John 1:2; Colossians 2:13-14; Colossians 1:19-23
Topic: Comfort and Assurance; Jesus Christ: Savior; Peace: Inner (2 more...)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: It is well with my soul
Tune Information
Composer: Philip P. Bliss (1876)
Meter: with refrain
Key: C Major

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