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It Is Well – Worship Wednesday

This is an enduring favorite, and I love what Jeremy Riddle and his Bethel Church team does with it.

There are some verses that don't often get sung - here's one rendition with a couple extras - thanks to

  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.

    • Refrain:
      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.

    --OK -- This is my favorite part--

  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. For me, be it Christ, be it Christ hence to live:
    If Jordan above me shall roll,
    No pang shall be mine, for in death as in life
    Thou wilt whisper Thy peace to my soul.
  5. But, Lord, ’tis for Thee, for Thy coming we wait,
    The sky, not the grave, is our goal;
    Oh, trump of the angel! Oh, voice of the Lord!
    Blessed hope, blessed rest of my soul!
  6. And Lord, haste the day when the 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.

benheadshot1Have a great Wednesday.


7 thoughts on “It Is Well – Worship Wednesday

  1. Wally Fry

    Ben, how funny. On Friday's, I write a guest post over at the Isaiah 53:5 Project and my Friday one is a post written around a favorite song of mine. I was just putting this Friday's together, and of all things, that is the song for this Friday! Very nice!

  2. Lisa

    Perfect to see this today, just heard my dad was admitted to hospital...whatever my lot it has taught me to is well it is well with my soul..will share with dad..thanks! And please whoever reads this keep him lifted up in is Aaron...very special man. Thanks Ben!

  3. Lisa

    Hi Ben,
    Just a follow up from above comment. Myndad had a rough night in hospital, some serious digestive issues going on...(I'll spare the gory details) my dad is a man that has endured much suffering in his life..his parents had escaped the holocaust, he endured the korean war...lost his wife, my dear mother after our family accepted the lord, two triple bypass heart surgeries, part of lung removed, hip replacement, suffered a stroke, and countless other health issues. (he is 85, i have prayed the verse with long life i will satisfy thee for years..God has been faithful) However, despite adversities, trials, and tribulations, afflictions, my dads faith along with our families has never waivered..Last night was especially difficult for him, and he expressed to me today how frustrated he was, one trial after another all health related, he said to me, I am discouraged and depressed right now and a little upset with God...He needed to be honest and it was ok...I then shared this song...and he did you know he listens to that ever morning with my step mom ( I had no idea) and he said..yes he feels like job, but..Lisa he is well it is well with my soul...thank you for sharing gave my dad some sweet confirmation that God was in control despite how bad things look in the natural at present.
    peace my friend.


    1. Ben Nelson

      Thanks so much for sharing this story. Your dad is a great testimony to God's faithfulness, and a demonstration of man's ability to be faithful in trials of every kind.

  4. lisa

    🙂 Amen...and having that song appear on your blog on a day where my dad needed to hear it from a testimony to God using you Ben out here in cyber encouraged that you are touching lives.


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