Weeping may come, remain for a night but joy will paint the morning sky
You’re there in the fast, you’re there in the feast. Your faithfulness will always shine
Now every battle still to come let this be our song. It Is Well With My Soul,

What does it mean to have unbroken praise?

Matt Redman shares the history of one of his favorite songs, “It Is Well With My Soul”, on his album .

The song is inspired by the famous hymn by the same name.

“It Is Well With My Soul” was originally written by hymnist Horatio Spafford shortly after he was financially ruined by the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 and all four of his daughters drowned when their ship sank while crossing the Atlantic Ocean.

“It doesn’t surprise me, because of the circumstances that it was written in, that this would be such a powerful hymn today.”

Horatio’s ability to pen the amazing lyrics to this legendary hymn despite the tragedies taking place in his life is a great testament to the Holy Spirit’s work in his life. Despite the Job-like circumstances, Horatio didn’t curse and denounce God, he was still able to say “it is well, with my soul.”

Matt wrote his own verses in his rendition of the song and used the chorus from the original hymn.

“Our scars are a sign of grace in our lives,
And Father how you brought us through
When deep were the wounds and dark was the night
The promise of Your love You proved.
Now every battle still to come let this be our song.

It is well, with my soul,
It is well, it is well with my soul.”

As you listen, ask God to give you the courage and strength to truly say “it is well with my soul,” regardless of the circumstances in your life.

Key Scriptures: Ephesians 5:10

Highlight : The story behind “It Is Well”

The artist’s corner: Matt Redman

One Response to "The artist’s corner: Matt Redman"

  • Caroline says:

    Love the dialogue with Suzie and Matt about today’s faith being boiled down to it’s basic form and rejoicing in the salvation of the ISIS member-now-redeemed-child-of-God. Bless you both!

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