Monday, January 27, 2014

It Is Well With My Soul Hymn and Scripture Challenge

Here is a page going in my Scripture and Hymn Scrapbook. It has one of my favorite hymns. I heard the story behind the hymn many years ago, so it always nearly brought tears to my eyes when we'd sing it in church. Here's what Patter shared on her challenge:

"Horatio G. Spafford was born in North Troy, New York, on October 20, 1828. Mr. Spafford, was a well-known attorney. He and his wife Anna, had six children—5 girls and 1 boy. He also had a lot of real estate interests but lost a great deal in the great Chicago fire of 1871. Their only son died at the age of 4 from scarlet fever. Their 6th child, the last daughter, was not born until after a great tragedy which I will share in a moment.
"Mr. Spafford and his wife were good friends with D. L. Moody, founder of the Moody Bible Institute and Moody Publishers. Mr. Moody needed help in Britian as he was on an evangelistic campaign. Mr. Spafford and his wife were going to travel to Britian to help Mr. Moody; however, Horatio Spafford was delayed due to business. So, he urged his wife to take their 4 daughters and head to Britain ahead of him; he would then join them later. Nine days after his family left, Mr. Spafford received a telegram from his wife in Wales stating "saved alone." Their ship had collided with another ship and sank within 12 minutes. The Spafford's 4 daughters drown, and Mrs. Spafford was "saved alone." Horatio Spafford immediately boarded the next ship to join his wife in Wales. On his way, he wrote this hymn."

Life has seasons of trials which can overwhelm us at times, "when sorrows like the sea billows roll." Spafford went on to remind us of the lesson that he had learned well during other trials perhaps, "Whatever my lot thou hast taught me to say, it is well, it is well with my soul." The song ends with a triumphant reminder of our eternal destiny that will end all sorrow and trials, that the Lord is coming back for us.  Patter gave us this link to listen to the Isaacs sing this beautiful hymn. 

I used a page from a vintage, falling-apart hymnal to make this 9" x 9" page. The flowers, butterflies, and pearls are from CTMH.

Here are all six of the soothing verses of this hymn:
  1. 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.
    • Refrain:
      It is well, with my soul,
      It is well, it is well, with my soul.
  2. 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.
  3. 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!
  4. 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.
  5. 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!
  6. 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.

The Scripture verses I wrote on my layout are the ones I've turned to scores of times during trials, Psalm 34 17-19 (in the New King James version):

17 The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears,
And delivers them out of all their troubles.
18 The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart,
And saves such as have a contrite spirit.
19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous,
But the Lord delivers him out of them all.

 I'm sharing this page on the following Challenges:
Craft Your Passion #198 - Spots and Stripes (my papers used)
Created with Love #74 - Anything Goes
Make It Monday #176 - Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girls - Anything Goes
Triple the Scraps - Hymn and Scripture challenge#2 (2013)
Winter Wonderland - Butterflies (doesn't have to be Christmas this time)
Word Art Wednesday #116 - Anything Goes with uplifting sentiment


Marsha said...

Beautiful page Vickie. It is one of my favorite hymns. Each time I sing it, I am humbled, yet inspired by the faith of the author.
Love the use of the hymn page.

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous and love your butterfly use thank you for joining us at the Winter Wonderland
Hugs Kate
ps I have some new release candy if you are interested :)

Debbie said...

It Is Well is one of my favorite hymns!! What a testimony in it!!
Beautiful page!!

Lady Bug Stampers said...

Wow Vicky this is so beautiful!! Love everything about it. Thanks for joining us at Created With Love Challenges.
Linda K. DT

Chris Hanselman said...

Pretty project. Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Created With Love Challenges

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Michelle said...

Very pretty this page. Lovely colours.
Thanks for joining us at Craft your Passion.
xxx Michelle (DT)

Kaylee Snyder said...

Beautiful page. Thanks for sharing at Craft Your Passion!