It Is Well

The Theology Of “It Is Well With My Soul”

I love modern worship music, but there are some old hymns that always hit me right between the eyes. One of those is “It Is Well With My Soul” by Horatio Spafford.

The song is an amazing intersection of art and theology, born out of great tragedy. Bridget Willard digs into the theology of the song here:

I believe part of the universal love and appeal of this hymn is that we all do suffer. Christianity isn’t a “get out of jail free” card. It doesn’t exempt us from the sufferings of the world. In fact, Jesus tells us that there will be tribulation in this world, but in Him we have peace.

What do you think of “It Is Well With My Soul”? Click here for Bridget’s take on it, and join the discussion while you’re there.

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