It Shall Be Well With the Righteous

What cheering words are these

Author: John Kent
Published in 143 hymnals

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1 What cheering words are these!
Their sweetness who can tell?
In time and to eternal days,
"’Tis with the righteous well."

2 In every state secure,
Kept by Jehovah’s eye,
’Tis well with them while life endure,
And well when called to die.

3 ’Tis well when joys arise;
’Tis well when sorrows flow;
’Tis well when darkness veils the skies,
And strong temptations blow.

4 ’Tis well when on the mount
They feast on dying Love:
And ’tis as well in God’s account,
When they the furnace prove.

5 'Tis well when Jesus calls,
"From earth and sin arise,
Join with the hosts of ransomed souls,
Made to salvation wise."


Source: The Hymnal and Order of Service #481

Author: John Kent

Kent, John, was born at Bideford, Devonshire, Dec. 1766, and died Nov. 15, 1843. As a working shipwright his opportunities for acquiring the education and polish necessary for the production of refined verse were naturally limited. His hymns are strongly worded, very earnest and simple, and intensely Calvinistic. A few were published in Samuel Reece's Collection, 1799. The first edition of his Collection of Original Gospel Hymns, was published in 1803, and the 10th edition, with "The Author's Experience," in verse, 264 hymns, 15 longer pieces, and a Life by his Son in 1861. The Calvinistic teaching so prominent in his hymns has restricted their use to a limited number of collections. The greatest use made of them in modern hymnbooks has bee… Go to person page >

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First Line: What cheering words are these
Title: It Shall Be Well With the Righteous
Author: John Kent
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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