QUOTE (Horatio G. Spafford) – Nov 22

November 22, 2013

English: Picture of Horatio Spafford

English: Picture of Horatio Spafford (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“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.

It is well, it is well, with my soul.”

In honor of Horatio G. Spafford, whose four daughters drown when their passenger ship collided with another and sank in the Atlantic on this day in 1873. The following month, as his own ship passed over the spot of the earlier tragedy, Spafford penned the words to the enduring hymn, “It is Well With My Soul.”

Source:  November 22 – Today in Christian History

Related Links:

The Story Behind the Song “It is Well With My Soul”

It Is Well With My Soul” By Guy Penrod And David Phelps 


  1. LOVE this song. It is always such a comfort. And that version with Penrod and Phelps is amazing!

  2. Simply love this hymn. Such emotion and feeling you cannot sing it without emotion swelling up inside you…… Thanks for posting.

  3. I love this song. I had it sung at my wedding and it was so beautiful.

  4. One of my favorite hymns. Love it.

  5. One of my favorite songs..it is so gentle yet powerful!

    • I agree; I am always refocus when I hear it.
      God Bless!

  6. I can not sing that song without tears.

    Thank you!

    • I am with you on that one. I am especially moved to tears when I think of God’s grace to Horatio in such a huge loss.
      God Bless!

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