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Sunday, October 25, 2009

It is well

One of my favorite songs is 'It is Well'. It's a song that has such a great message, which is made even more meaningful when you know the story behind the song.


19 comments:

SharonB said...

Several years ago I came across the story behind this song and now can't sing it without tears...

2Thinks said...

Neat video. I've read this guy's story- modern day Job. The song is full of submission to a loving God- the author and finisher. May I be so filled with faith.

Mike Golch said...

I enjoyed watching this video.Thank you for sharing it.

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

One of my favorites for the same reason. When you really listen to the words after you know the story it really is quite moving and amazing, especially knowing how quickly he wrote the song.

Nancy said...

Reminds me of Job, and is very moving. I love that song.

linda said...

Mari, this is a favorite song from my growing up years but I never knew the story behind it. Thank you for sharing it. From now on, when I hear or sing this song, I will forever think of the Stafford family and how strong in the Lord they were. Amazing!

A Stone Gatherer said...

I love that song! It always brings me to tears, but then again what doesn't!

Hootin' Anni said...

Oh my goodness....wow, just wow!!!
You really made a great post. It's so strong in it's simplicity ---and just having the video/song playing....wow, just wow!!!!

Pat said...

I remember the day I read the story behind this soong..I cried the entire time. Seems some of the greatest songs ever written were born of such suffering.
A little side note...I was singing this song to myself throughout the day yesterday...I love it.

Perri said...

We learned the story in school a few years ago. Amazing faith.

Growin' with it! said...

there is something about those older hymns/songs that the words just pierce my heart to bits. love this one especially!

Heart2Heart said...

Mari,

Thank you so much for sharing the beautiful video and made for a very special start to a Monday!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Connie said...

Would that my faith would be so strong if I were tested!

A story one should never forget.

Brooke said...

i'm constantly amazed by unselfish people who can put themselves outside their circumstance to see God's plan for them.

Betty said...

It´s one of my favorite songs as well! So meaningful and inspiring!

Mari said...

Needed this in a HUGE way today...maybe my mustard seed?

Terri said...

This has always been one of my favorite hymns. I love the 4th verse - the trump shall resound and the Lord shall descend! Gives me chills just thinking about it. I can't wait to see that happen!

Cherdecor said...

So many years I sang that song without knowing the story behind the song. Then when I heard the story, I was so amazed at the message. Thank you for posting it.

Heather C said...

I love this song... AND the story behind it. Thanks for sharing!