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Gorgeous! This Song means so much

Amazing! These are the people usually behind the scenes. Here, a group of super talented Nashville studio singers sing, "It is Well with my Soul."

I find this song to be so moving, not only because of the message, but because of the story behind it.

Horatio Spafford wrote this song after he endured one tragedy after the next. First, was the death of his precious son. From wikipedia: "[Next was] the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, which ruined him financially (he had been a successful lawyer and had invested significantly in property in the area of Chicago that was extensively damaged by the great fire). His business interests were further hit by the economic downturn of 1873, at which time he had planned to travel to Europe with his family on the SS Ville du Havre. In a late change of plan, he sent the family ahead while he was delayed on business concerning zoning problems following the Great Chicago Fire. While crossing the Atlantic Ocean, the ship sank rapidly after a collision with a sea vessel, the Loch Earn, and all four of Spafford's daughters died. His wife Anna survived and sent him the now famous telegram, "Saved alone …". Shortly afterward, as Spafford traveled to meet his grieving wife, he was inspired to write these words as his ship passed near where his daughters had died."

This song inspires me to remember the importance of staying at peace despite ripples in the sea.


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