It Is Well With My Soul
Dwight Yoakam Lyrics

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

It is well, it is well with my soul
With my soul
It is well, it is well with my soul

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
Oh, my soul

It is well, it is well with my soul
With my soul
It is well, it is well with my soul

And Lord, haste the day
When the 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

It is well, it is well with my soul
With my soul
It is well, it is well with my soul

It is well, it is well with my soul
With my soul
It is well, it is well with my soul


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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Nita Finke

Horatio G. Spafford was a successful lawyer and
businessman in Chicago with a lovely family — a wife, Anna, and five
children. However, they were not strangers to tears and tragedy. Their
young son died with pneumonia in 1871, and in that same year, much of
their business was lost in the great Chicago fire. Yet, God in His mercy
and kindness allowed the business to flourish once more.

On Nov. 21, 1873, the French ocean liner, Ville
du Havre was crossing the Atlantic from the U.S. to Europe with 313
passengers on board. Among the passengers were Mrs. Spafford and their
four daughters. Although Mr. Spafford had planned to go with his family,
he found it necessary to stay in Chicago to help solve an unexpected
business problem. He told his wife he would join her and their children
in Europe a few days later. His plan was to take another ship

About four days into the crossing of the Atlantic, the Ville
du Harve collided with a powerful, iron-hulled Scottish ship, the Loch
Earn. Suddenly, all of those on board were in grave danger. Anna
hurriedly brought her four children to the deck. She knelt there with
Annie, Margaret Lee, Bessie and Tanetta and prayed that God would spare
them if that could be His will, or to make them willing to endure
whatever awaited them. Within approximately 12 minutes, the Ville du
Harve slipped beneath the dark waters of the Atlantic, carrying with it
226 of the passengers including the four Spafford children.

A sailor, rowing a small boat over the spot where the ship
went down, spotted a woman floating on a piece of the wreckage. It was
Anna, still alive. He pulled her into the boat and they were picked up
by another large vessel which, nine days later, landed them in Cardiff,
Wales. From there she wired her husband a message which began, “Saved
alone, what shall I do?” Mr. Spafford later framed the telegram and
placed it in his office.

Another of the ship’s survivors, Pastor Weiss, later
recalled Anna saying, “God gave me four daughters. Now they have been
taken from me. Someday I will understand why.”

Mr. Spafford booked passage on the next available ship and
left to join his grieving wife. With the ship about four days out, the
captain called Spafford to his cabin and told him they were over the
place where his children went down.

According to Bertha Spafford Vester, a daughter born after
the tragedy, Spafford wrote “It Is Well With My Soul” while on this

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.


It is well with my soul,

It is well, it is well with my soul

Anna gave birth to three more children, one of which died at
age four with dreaded pneumonia. In August 1881, the Spaffords moved to
Jerusalem. Mr. Spafford died and is buried in that city.

And the peace of God which surpasses all understanding,
shall keep your hearts, your minds through Christ Jesus. - Philippians

All comments from YouTube:


This song, your version, Dwight, means so much to me.  It helped get me through 6 weeks of radiation a few years ago, and I can never thank you enough for this.

Jim Spindler

I've been listening to and appreciating Dwight Y. for decades, since he started out, when his first releases were on LP records. I like all his songs, I love his artistry. But this song, his treatment of this song, is astonishing. Feeling down? Having some troubles over this or that? Whatever. Put this song on and listen to it until you get some perspective. You'll see things as they really are, and that trouble, fear, sorrow will vanish and you'll feel the joy that suffuses all life at all times, that is shooting through your soul.

Carolyn McCloskey

Moving and beautiful voice

Kerry Loughlin

I know Dwight is a Christian..have always wanted to here a gospel album from him. Never heard this before. This is where he learned to sing. Acapella. Just listen to that last long note. BEAUTIFUL..😊💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💙

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Donna Tarnok

Beautifully done. Would love a whole gospel album from this man! What a voice!

Nita Finke

OH MY...this is favorite my gospel song.

Joy Smith

Amazing 💫DWIGHT 💫. Thank you ❤️🎶🎶🎶❤️

Alice J Carlisle

Thank you for that, exactly what I needed this Morning.

Hannah Johnson

Fabulous !!!!

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