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Do It For Me Now by Angels And Airwaves

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Do It For Me Now by Angels And Airwaves

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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.

Is well 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 hath 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 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.

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This hymn has always been a favourite of mine. Just the other day though my Auntie was telling me the background of its composition, the story behind how the author Horatio Spafford came to write this hymn is truly incredible.

In November 1873, Spafford decided to come to Europe for a vacation where he attended to do some evangelistic work. However, he was detained in Chicago because he had business to attend too. But he decided that his family would go on ahead alone. Anyway, midway through the trans-atlantic voyage the ship they were travelling on was struck by another vessel and was foundered. Spaffords four daughters - Anna, Maggie, Bessie and Tanetta (who was only 2) were among the 226 that perished. Mrs Spafford, one of the few who were spared, sent her husband a heartbreaking telegram - "saved alone."

Spafford immediately sailed for England to join his grief stricken wife. As his ship passed the approximate location where his daughters had drowned, his deep sorrow mingled with his unwavering faith in God’s goodness caused him to compose this hymn.

How incredible. Reading the words after hearing the story behind it makes this hymn even more beautiful.

It is well with my soul

(via proverbs31v25)

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Blessed to be a blessing.

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Blessed to be a blessing.