Wednesday, 22 October 2008

It is well

At BSF today we sung the hymn, "It is Well with My Soul" by Horatio Spafford (words) & Philip Bliss (music).

It ministered to my heart even as I sang the words:

When peace like a river attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll;
What ever my lot, Though has 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, tho' trials should come,
Let this blest assurance control,
That Christ has regarded my helpless estate,
And hath shed his own blood for my soul.

My sin - O, the bliss of this glorious thought,
My sin, not in part, but in whole,
Is nailed to the cross and I bear it no more,
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!

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.


Later, during the lecture, Felicity quoted: "The only thing we contribute to God's plan for salvation is our own sin - which He has nailed to the cross of Christ." I needed to put some things in perspective: this comment did the trick!

Not only that, but I was able to attend the first half of the seminar on Personal Quiet Time (ie, individual time studying the Bible and praying). I've been to it before (possibly a few times) but this seminar was still a help to me.

2 comments:

Mrs. Edwards said...

Amen!

mom24 said...

This is my absolute favorite hymn in the world! It really gives perspective and peace...
Andrea