346. When Peace, like a River

1 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.

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.

3 He lives - oh, the bliss of this glorious thought;
My sin, not in part, but the whole,
Is nailed to his cross, and I bear it no more,
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!

4 And, Lord, haste the day when our faith shall be sight,
The clouds be rolled back as a scroll,
The trumpet shall sound, and the Lord shall descend;
Even so it is well with my soul.

Text Information
First Line: When peace, like a river, attendeth my way
Title: When Peace, like a River
Author: Horatio G. Spafford, 1828-1888
Meter: 11 8 11 9
Language: English
Publication Date: 1978
Topic: Christian Hope; Comfort and Rest; Justification
Tune Information
Composer: Philip P. Bliss, 1838-1876
Meter: 11 8 11 9
Key: Dâ™­ Major

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