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Sunday’s Song: It is Well

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Sunday’s Song: It Is Well

Although my purpose for Sunday’s song was to share a new or unfamiliar hymn that has gotten lost in time and publications. Many were never reprinted or were missing key verses. As beautiful as they are, it seems such a shame to not become familiar with their beautiful melodies and sweet messages within. However, with copyright and touchy “sharing” capabilities, my posts were often removed. I am not claiming any of the music I share, but, I also don’t want to stop sharing beautiful music. So, I will go a different way. Personally, I believe there is music and church music.

As God commands us in His word, to do things decently and in order; taking a conservative stance on Holy music is often a “gray area” or turn off in many churches. Being more traditional, personally I love hymns! However, there are a lot of great songs that exemplify and praise the Lord. So, I will be sharing some of these songs that are beautiful and you may have heard differently. I will also be sure to include some great hymns done beautifully. I hope you enjoy this Sunday’s Song, the well known hymn, “It is Well”! May it ring beautiful chords on your heart strings this morning as you prepare for church.

***The Links provided are in no way of monetary value or for commission purposes. I just want to share beautiful music currently available. Many Christians and rural ministries have never heard of these names before and/or versions of the beautiful songs they already know and love. Music nurtures the soul with the truth and message it sings!***

Sunday’s Song: It is Well

A lovely, moving song; It is well was penned by Horatio Spafford. Considered to by friends with D.L. Moody, Horation and Anna Spafford were known for their testimony in Chicago. (Even though he was a New York native.) Having lost multiple properties in the large Chicago fire, the Spafford assisted wherever possible. About two years later, his family was set to go on a holiday to England. Last minute, he was unable to leave and sent his wife, Anna and their four daughters ahead. (11,9,5,& 2) While in route to England, their steam ship was struck by an iron sailing ship. 226 people died. Among them were his four daughters. His wife Anna was found unconscious floating. When she awoke she immediately sent a telegram. “Survived alone”

After receiving news that his wife, Anna had survived the tragedy, Horatio immediately found passage to reach his wife. Upon passing over the site in which the ship sank, the captain informed Horatio. It is said that he noted the presence of God greatly before the captain informed him. In spite of the different details, he penned It Is Well. The Spafford’s children passed away at the hands of the ocean. But that was not the end of the story, when Anna was rescued she knew she had four children at the hands of the sea and that she had been conscious of a soft voice telling her she was saved for a purpose. The Spafford’s were not through, they had 3 more children, moved to Jerusalem and ministered unto the people there. Taking care of the sick, the poor, and homeless children. The Spafford’s truly lived a life that stated, “It was well with their souls”, an amazing testimony for the Lord. Later composed beautifully by Philip Bliss, such a powerful piece is sure to tug at your heart strings. **Be sure to check out the link at the bottom of the page for a detailed story of the hymn. Here is Sunday’s Song: It is Well!

Crown College does a beautiful job as a choir singing this compelling song.

Sunday’s Song: It is Well

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 (it is well)

With my soul (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 has shed

His own blood

for my soul

It is well (it is well)

With my soul (with my soul)

It is well, it is well with my soul

My sin, oh the bliss of this glorious thought (a thought)

My sin, not in part, but the whole (every bit, every bit, all of it)

Is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more (yes!)

Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!

It is well (it is well)

With my soul (with my soul)

It is well, it is well with 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!

It is well (it is well)

With my soul (with my soul)

It is well, it is well with my soul

For a wonderful recording by Ringmasters, this quartet does a phenomenal job with this powerful hymn and great harmony.

Here are a few more beautiful recordings of this precious hymn. The First Baptist of Dallas does an beautiful job with their choir and orchestra in this performance. Enjoy!

But this song is also beautiful as a special too. Instrumental specials are no exception, like this beautiful violin duet.

A trumpet and piano duet.

As a piano instrumental…

As a congregational hymn…

“It is Well” With My Soul can be found In English, Spanish, Russian and Ukranian

A wonderful version of this song, belted out by a delightful and harmonizing quartet that has been on the rise for the last few years, and with a country flair, the Redeemed Quartet.

Story of the Hymn, It is Well by Horatio Spafford.

Happy Sunday, may this find your morning going well and you are encouraged in the Lord by such a beautiful hymn. Smile, you got JESUS! Have a great Sunday folks.

Happy Sunday!!!

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