12.19.2012

When Sorrows Like Sea Billows Roll...

I wanted to take a moment to extend my deepest sympathies to the families and friends of the victims of last Friday's horrible event in Connecticut. I can't even imagine what you must be going through. I am praying that God will give you comfort, and a peace that passes understanding in the midst of this terrible loss.
 
 
The above collage was inspired by the hymn "It Is Well With My Soul."
It was written by a man who also lost his children in a tragic event....
 
I hope the words bring you some comfort...
 
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.
 
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.
 
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!
 
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.
 
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!
 
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.

7 comments:

  1. This hymn always touches me. The perfect one for this terrible, terrible tragedy. The collage is lovely as well.

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    1. Yes, this is a very powerful hymn.... even more so when you know the story behind it. Thank you for the kind words...

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  2. Every time we sing this hymn in church, I get choked up. Only the grace and peace of God could have allowed the author to write it in such tragic circumstances. God's peace truly does pass understanding. I love your collage!

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    1. Yes, same here... you're exactly right. Thank you....

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  3. Great message and artist rendition. I always love looking at your art. Keep it up.

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