Monday, April 24, 2006

It is Well with My Soul

Hymn lyrics by Horatio G. Spafford,
Music by Philip P. Bliss
Verse 1
  • 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.
  • It is well (it is well)
  • With my soul (with my soul),
  • It is well, it is well with my soul.
Verse 2
  • 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.
Verse 3
  • 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!
Verse 4
  • 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.
Verse 5
  • 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!
Verse 6
  • 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.

Monday, April 03, 2006

All Your Anxiety

Hymn lyrics and music by Edward H. Joy
Verse 1
  • Is there a heart o’erbound by1 sorrow?
  • Is there a life weighed down by care?
  • Come to the cross, each burden bearing;
  • All your anxiety—leave it there.
  • All your anxiety, all your care,
  • Bring to the mercy seat, leave it there,
  • Never a burden He cannot bear,
  • Never a friend like Jesus!
Verse 2
  • No other friend so swift2 to help you,
  • No other friend so quick to hear,
  • No other place to leave your burden,
  • No other one to hear your prayer.
Verse 3
  • Come then at once; delay no longer!
  • Heed His entreaty kind and sweet,
  • You need not fear a disappointment;
  • You shall find peace at the mercy seat.
1Some hymnals read “bent o’er with”
2Many hymnals read “keen”