In 1873 Horatio Spafford lost everything–all his wealth (in the Chicago Fire), and his children, in a calamity at sea. And he wrote It Is Well With My Soul.
His hymn comes to us today from Chennai, India, sung by the Choir Masters Assn. in the Voice of Eden ministry. I couldn’t tell my wife about it without my voice breaking–the hymn is that beautiful, and it stirred my soul today.
There is some powerful Christianity coming forth from India!
Horatio Spafford lost all his wealth in the Chicago Fire; he lost his children when their ship sank; and then he wrote It Is Well With My Soul. His faith was awesome. Terrible things can happen to us in this fallen world. Without faith, they can destroy us.
I don’t know how to tell you how my heart leaped when I went to check the comments and there I found that little snowman avatar that announces a comment by our friend and brother, Dave, aka “thewhiterabbit.”
Dave and his wife, Linda, were down with COVID, very weak and sick. They’re still feeling somewhat the worse for wear, so keep praying for their full recovery. However, they have survived. They’re still here. Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Praise God who hears our prayers.
Now, requested by “thewhiterabbit,” we have Horatio Spafford’s classic hymn, It Is Well With My Soul, sung by the Mennonite Hour Men’s Choir. Prior to writing this hymn, Mr. Spafford, who had much, lost everything but his life. Take the lyrics to heart.
Thank you, O Lord, for answering our prayers and once again showing the power of Jesus’ name–amen!
Susan has been a bit under the weather this week, so I hope that hearing this hymn that she requested will be a comfort to her–It Is Well with My Soul, sung by the Three Tenors: Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, and Jose Carreras. Wow! And I do mean sung!
Requested by Erlene, It Is Well with My Soul, performed in an empty silo–how did they ever think of that?–by Sounds Like Reign. Great acoustics in there, with singers who know how to take full advantage of it: and glorifying God as they sing.
All right, no more nooze today–here’s something better.
I found this hymn featured on Marcia Settles’ “A Mom Looking Up” blog today–It Is Well With My Soul, sung by Anthem Lights. As for our sin, the hymn says, “It is nailed to the cross and I bear it no more.” Amen.