It Is Well With My Soul

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Tract based on the song by Horatio G. Spafford.

It Is Well with My SoulHoratio G. Spafford was from Chicago and he became a successful businessman but, as fate would have it, disaster struck and he lost his fortune overnight. Shortly before the disaster, Spafford’s son died. Mr. Spafford was a Christian who had a close relationship with the renowned evangelist, D. L. Moody. Through a series of events Spafford felt that he and his family needed a vacation so plans were made for a trip to Europe. Spafford himself was to assist Mr. Moody and Ira D. Sankey, the musician for the Moody evangelistic meetings, while the latter were in Great Britain. Spafford sent his wife four daughters on ahead and he was to join them later. While at sea on November 22, 1873. the ship that Mrs. Spafford was on {the S.S. Ville du Havre} was struck by an English vessel, the Lochearn,  and it sank within twelve minutes with the loss of 226 lives; the Spafford’s four daughters were among the victims. We are told that, upon arriving in England, Mrs. Spafford sent a telegram to her husband which simply read, “Saved alone.”
Mr. Spafford immediately set sail for England and, as his ship passed over the location where his daughters drowned, the song, “It Is Well With My Soul” was written. How is it possible that, under such circumstances and with so much grief, this song could be written? The only possible explanation is found in the Bible, the Word of God with one verse such as this, “And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” {Philippians 4:7} You see my friend, when a person repents of sin and by faith alone in the shed blood of Jesus Christ trusts Him as his personal Saviour, He not only forgives him but, He also saves him for all eternity,{John 3:16; Romans 10:13; 1 John 5:11-13} just to name a few verses. A Christian, one who is truly forgiven and saved by God, has Christ in his heart, “To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:” {Colossians 1:27} as well as God the Holy Spirit who indwells every believer, “What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?” {1 Corinthians 6:19} The Holy Spirit is also called the “Comforter”, “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.” {John 14:26} Jesus promised peace to those who believe in Him, “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” {John 14:27} Because of all that the Lord Jesus Christ had done for him by not only forgiving his sin, but for eternal salvation, in spite of his personal grief and anguish, Spafford was able to write the words to this song:

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.

(Refrain:) It is well (it is well),
with my soul (with my soul),
It is well, it is well with my soul.

This is a 6-page tract and is printed on a 20# white paper with a finished size of approximately 3.5 x 5 when folded.

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