It Is Well – Reprise for Thanksgiving


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One of the justly, most beloved of hymns, is Horatio Spafford’s glorious anthem – It is Well With my Soul.

As we approach Thanksgiving Day for this year of 2015, it is fitting for us as those in Christ to reflect once again on God’s magnificent mercy and grace to us in Jesus.

Below, is an attempt to thank the Lord for such gifts as all reside in our salvation in Christ’s atoning death, and those which issue from that salvation’s influence on the souls of others – like Mr. Spafford.

It may be sung to the same tune as the original – It is Well. And I trust it may thrill your own soul anew in considering our wondrous salvation in Jesus.

As Dave Theobald recently preached at ECF, we cannot, dare not, give thanks in the abstract. But personally, and specifically to our Triune God in Jesus Christ, for His amazing grace.

 

Vs. 1

Give ear to my thanks Lord, for this Thy gift of faith

That holds out the soul’s hand to Thee

Receiving your gifts, all in Jesus alone

Bringing sight, so the blind, Christ might see.

 

Chorus:

In the Cross

Where He died

All my sin, laid on Him

Crucified

 

Vs. 2

Blest Lord, send Thy Spirit to breathe on this poor clay

Till naught but His image remains

Till all sin and self are consumed in the flood

And my soul sings Your praise filled refrains

 

Chorus:

In the Cross

Where He died

All my sin, laid on Him

Crucified

 

Vs. 3

Immersed in the ocean of Christ’s unending love

I look, but in vain for a shore

For all sin in Him has been purged by His blood

And its stains washed away ever more.

 

Chorus:

In the Cross

Where He died

All my sin, laid on Him

Crucified

 

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