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It Is Well With My Soul

On November 21, 1837 Horatio Spafford’s 4 daughters drowned in the Atlantic when their ship collided with another.  He wrote It Is Well With My Soul soon after.  Here’s a Mars Hill video that remembers the tragic circumstances surrounding this great hymn.

You can see the original manuscript here.

H.T. Justin Taylor

  1. November 23, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    Thank you for sharing this story. This song always brings me peace. This story is amazing!

  2. Andrew Ford
    November 25, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    Kym – I think its a combination of the words and the tune that make it so encouraging. Horatio Spafford sure did have a hard life – helps keep things in perspective.

  3. January 11, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    Thank you for this video on Horatio and illustrating his story:

    Hearing our organist play “It is well with my soul” inspired this research and story on Horation Gates Spafford on this blog at:

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