Wednesday, August 26, 2009

It is well with my soul

When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll;
Whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say,
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 hath shed His own blood for my soul.



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!



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.



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!



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 with my soul - Selah

42 comments:

Christine said...

One of my favorite songs. I sing this to the kids each night before they sleep. Tonight I sang it to them with tears in my eyes. Although it is well with my soul, I miss dear sweet Christian. He will be in my thoughts and my heart ALWAYS, until we see him in Heaven. I love you my sweet sister! I love you, I love you, I love you!!!!

christylahr said...

Love you, Sister! Any words I could think to put here would be so inadequate. You and your family are foremost in my heart and mind this very minute and throughout the day ahead.

Sharra said...

Marsha, you are such a beautiful mother and the light of your faith shines through your every post. May the Lord surround you with His love, comfort, and peace today and everyday.

dianne - bunny trails said...

Praying for you and your family, sweetie. As Christy said, words are so inadequate. But I want you to know that you're thought of and being held up before the Lord in prayers. Praying that He comfort you in the way that only He can.

love,
dianne

justpurelovely said...

You had me singing right along with you. Beautiful photos. Beautiful song. And I love that frog! ~ Lori

Duct Tape Chronicles said...

Speechless...

Just Juls said...

No words... just heartfelt prayers for grace to make it through this day.

NCMom said...

Much love, thoughts and prayers.

Kim

Anonymous said...

I hodl you and your family up in prayer today..with much love

Angie said...

Beautiful... I love that song. It is one of my favorites. And the circumstances behind the song are just as moving. "Adventures in Odyssey" did a radio show documenting the song and Horatio Spafford, the man who wrote the song.
I am rambling now, :) but Philip Bliss, who composed the music for the song grew up in my home town of Rome, Pa. There is even a museum dedicated to him.

Thank you so much for sharing this.
I am so glad that my sin is nailed to the cross and that some day our faith will be sight.
I will be praying hard for you today!
Love in Christ,
Angie

Jen said...

Praying for you and your family today. This is my favorite hymn. I can't sing it without shedding tears.

Becca~TimeWellSpent said...

One of my favorite hymns~ I too am praying for you and your family!
Our life here on this earth is so short compared to eternity. You will see your little man soon!!

inlightofeternity said...

((Marsha)) Beautiful...

Emily said...

I took the time to sing each verse while looking at your lovely pictures. Tears. God is so good and what an amazingly perfect hymn for you guys.

praying still for that peace that simply is without explanation.

Anonymous said...

Marsha - I am praying God gives you an enormous amount of peace, grace and strength, especially today. May you feel His love surrounding you and comforting you. Thank you for sharing with us. Gwen T.

Dawn said...

Marsha, I first read about you in The Old Schoolhouse and because of you selected curriculum that worked very well for teaching my children to read. I have followed you off and on since, but never commented. Just want you to know how many lives you have touched as we have watched you walk this journey. God is doing an amazing work through you. Praying for you today.

SuperAngel said...

So comforting! This is my all time favorite hymn. I'm so glad it comforts you... that is what it was written for.
Praying for you!
Love you!

Anonymous said...

Praying for you and your family!! ((HUGS))
Stephanie Freeman

Anonymous said...

It is well with my soul. My mind hasn't caught up yet.

Love to everyone, give David a big hug for me.

Leslie

40winkzzz said...

beautiful post, marsha. i love that song but have sometimes wondered whether i would have the strength and faith to still sing it in the face of unspeakable tragedy. i have a hard enough time singing it just in the middle of life's "little" trials. yet i can see through you that God does give the strength & peace we need when we need it. i need to remember this song when i am in those "little" trials that seem so big yet do not even compare to yours.

thinking of you and praying for you today as you celebrate the life of your littlest man.

Susan said...

Sending cyber (((((((hugs)))))) your way today. Some day it will be in person! Lifting you all up this day. Love you--Susan

Stephen, Terri, and Caden said...

We love ya'll, sis!

Weird Unsocialized Mom said...

Your family is in my family's thoughts and prayers today.

Phyllis@Aimless Conversation said...

Thought of you this past week. Your journey this past year has been a wonderful testimony to God's sustaining grace. My prayers are with you all today.

(((hugs))) A sister in Christ, fellow homeschooling mom, coffee addict & loud talker/laugher.

Chris Worthy said...

Praying for you.

Melissa Stover said...

praying for you this week marsha. i'm so glad it is well with your soul.

Felecia said...

I'm so sorry for you! I feel for you in your pain! The song you picked was beautiful - I love that song!!! May God comfort you in your time of grief! Praise the Lord to know you're little one is with Him!

Leanne said...

Those are hard words to say. Those words are brought forth by fire and floods. I'm so glad to see that deep down, it IS well with your soul.

I'm praying for you.

Lylas

jamaise said...

Thoughts from a stranger are with you

Alison said...

Oh Marsha, (((hugs)))

Oh Lord, haste the day, when my faith shall be sight!!
Even so, come Lord Jesus!

Felicia said...

I'm lifting you up in prayer. I pray that God just wrap his loving arms around your entire family and pulls you all into his lap.

EEEEMommy said...

(((Marsha)))

Milk and Honey Mommy said...

Marsha,

Thank you for the example you've set w/your continued trust in God. Although it has been a blessing being a reader of your blog this past year, my heart still breaks whenever I read about your Littlest Man. I'm so thankful that it is well w/your soul.

I will continue to pray for you and your husband as well as for your older two boys. May God continue to provide the comfort all of you need and fill the place of Christian here on earth until you see him again.

Nancy said...

Had your family on my heart and in my prayers all day today. (((hugs)))

Tiany said...

There are no words.... simply sending you much love and prayers. You are a gift!

lori said...

you know you have prayers and love surrounding you...what beautiful words.

hugs,
lori

Darcy @ m3b said...

Love you, girlfriend. Thinking of you, Mr, N and A. It doesn't seem like a year. You have been such an example to me of faithfulness.

Melissa said...

Love you, friend. "It is Well" is most assuredly a favorite of ours. And it speaks truth! God bless you this week.

Grace in the journey,
Melissa

rural momma said...

(((((((((((Marsha and Family)))))))))))))))

Lots and of hugs and prayers for you all today.

Janet said...

Have had you and your family in my thoughts and prayers this past year and these past days especially. The courage of your faith is amazing, inspiring and encouraging to all you touch. Love you so much bloggy friend
{{{{{{{ Marsha }}}}}}}}}

robert said...

Thanks for sharing Horatio Spafford's beautiful song of testimony, and for the testimony to your own faith in the Lord. The hymn has encouraged many over the years, as the posted comments to your blog illustrate.

The story behind the hymn is pretty well known, but I've shared a bit on my daily blog, Wordwise Hymns, this morning that might interest you--including a photo of the telegram sent by Mr. Spafford's wife, after the tragedy.

If you love our traditional hymns and gospel songs, the site might be one you'd like to list on your own. I'd sure appreciate that. God bless you and your family.

TC said...

Wanted to share this with you, knowing you're walking this road, too: http://chapmanchannel.typepad.com/marybeth/2009/10/october-22-200974-weeks-and-1-day519-dayssince-ive-held-maria-or-closer-to-seeing-her-again.html