But think how long these songs have been around! Most of the hymnals are full of the same songs that have spanned the generations!
One song is "It is well with my soul"
We had a guest speaker at church a few weeks back that used this song in his message & I have sang the song & loved the words, but never knew the story behind it. Below is the video that was shown - if you havent ever heard the story of this song, I truly encourage you to take 3 minutes out of your life to watch this - you will be so blessed! You wont be able to hear the song the same again!
The lyrics of this song just bring tears to my eyes every time!
My sin, oh the bliss, of this glorious thought! My sin, not in part but the whole,
Is nailed to the cross, & I bear it no more, PRAISE THE LORD, PRAISE THE LORD, O MY SOUL!
That verse right there can drop me to my knees....Just the combination of those words - SIN and BLISS & GLORIOUS THOUGHT... that those words CAN be used in the same sentence! That we dont have to bear it any more... how can you not just want to scream PRAISE THE LORD!!!
I guess what just touches me is that the tragedy that was handed to this man and in everything, he said, its OK Lord - I know you are in control! And then I look at my own life & how I whine & complain about the small things in life.
Oh - that in every situation - no matter what comes - the good, the bad, the happy, the tragic - everything - we should have faith in our Father & say, "It is well with my soul"