Sunday, December 5, 2010

bread for the journey

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you.
I do not give to you as the world gives.
Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
John 14:27 NIV

Peace is not an absence of conflict...
but an assurance that whatever circumstance we may find ourselves in...
we are safe in God's hands.


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.

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.

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!

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 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.


It is well, with my soul,
It is well, it is well, with my soul.
~Horatio Spafford, 1873
May you experience the peace of knowing that 'it is well with your soul' during this advent season.

13 comments:

  1. Beautiful Poem! True words! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Beautiful Judy. God's peace is the best peace...

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  3. I've always loved this song. Beautiful post. Have a wonderful Sunday. Jan

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  4. Horatio Spafford's reason for writing IT IS WELL WITH MY SOUL is worth reading and remembering when things get rough for any of us as his hand was in Christ's through the tragedy...may we all be as strong and dependent on our Lord.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horatio_Spafford

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  5. That song is fitting at any time of the season...We just talked about that song this weekend. Thanks for sharing that.

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  6. Truth told here! Thank you for sharing your thoughts and the song on your heart today. Kathy

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  7. This is one of my favourites - Thank you for tying this into the Advent season when so often our lives are less than peaceful. I'm praying that God would bring these words to my heart and mind often during this busy time of the year.

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  8. Thank you for the beautiful poem that we need during these times of hardship and difficult times.
    Enjoy your Sunday and thank you again.

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  9. I've always loved this song...the combination of lyrics and tune give me goosebumps when singing it full force in a group!

    Peace IN Him regardless the circumstance!!

    Thanks for the post.

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  10. One of my favorite hymns and such a comfort at times. And the scripture...another of my favorites. God is in deed good and we are very blessed!

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  11. Thank you Judy ..I never would have thought of this beautiful hymn for advent and yet. . it is perfect. Thank you.

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  12. OH, this is perfect for today. I love it. The words are beautiful and amazing.

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  13. Thank-you so much for quoting Truth!!! Jesus is the Light(the true Light-not new age light), and we are to be carriers of the Light. That's how I view this post, you are a carrier of the true Light. Thank-you, lisa

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