We know a good song struck us is if we feel a trembling in our stomach or thirst in our throat. We want to say something, but we can’t find the words for a minute. That feeling might hit a person when he listened to David Phelps and Guy Penrod’s version of “It Is Well With My Soul.”
The song is a classic hymn written by Horatio Spafford, and composed by Philip Bliss. It’s written for the choral, and different Christian fellowships performed it. The song has beautiful context because it said Christ will always help us, especially if we ask for help. Jesus had given his life for us, and he’ll take a thousand steps if we take one step towards him. So it will be genuinely felt when someone sincerely sings the song.
It’s a classic song that has a rich and enlightening story. Horatio penned the song when four of his daughters have died during a transatlantic voyage. The lyrics of the song is his testimonial at how God is good to him through the good and bad times. Horatio’s life itself is a good reflection for those who want to look upon God no matter what trials they’ll face in life.
David Phelps and Guy Penrod had given the song justice because their rendition is beautiful. This gospel tune is iconic, and for sure, there will be more renditions of this hymn in the future.
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
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 has regarded my helpless estate,
And hath shed His own blood for my soul