Sunday, July 20, 2014

Well...

As I discussed last SONday, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I was able to drive myself to go worship with my church family.  This was the first time in months, that I was healthy enough to do this.  Thank You, Lord!

Today, I'll be doing the same.  After all, I love with all my heart, being able to join my brothers and sisters in the Lord, for worship of our Lord!

Last week's worship service included a hymn that I adore. 

It was written by Horatio G. Spafford and Philip Bliss.  It's entitled, It Is Well With My Soul.  Here is a link, so you can listen and/or sing along: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3hBsuzX884.   Below, are the lyrics.

It Is Well With My Soul (Verses in brackets are not sung on this link)

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. 

 
Refrain:
It 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!


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


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


This hymn has great meaning and I feel I can relate to it, well.  Hopefully, you can, also.

The point isn't whether a person is happy with their life, or not.

It was written after tragic events happened to Horatio G. Spafford's family.  Events that ended the lives of family members.

The trials he experienced weren't easy.  And, wouldn't be for anyone.  But, he recognized that God had told us that whoever belongs to Him, will experience trials in life.

Just as we read in 1 Peter 4:12-14, "Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:".

The point to this hymn is that no matter what happens to us in life, if we have faith in God, it is well with our soul.  For this, I praise God.


Until next time...

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