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From: Daniel J. Engel
Words and music: Horatio G. Spafford

It Is Well With My Soul

Chords:     6-5-4-3-2-1
A7:         0-0-2-0-2-0
A7sus:      0-0-2-0-3-0
Am7:        0-0-2-0-1-0
Am7/G:      0-0-2-0-1-3
C:          3-3-2-0-1-0
C9:         x-3-2-0-3-3
D:          x-0-0-2-3-2
D7:         x-0-0-2-1-2
Em:         0-2-2-0-0-0
Em7:        0-2-0-0-3-0
G:          3-2-0-0-3-3
G/F:        2-0-0-0-3-3

     G            C9     Am7 D7      G   G/F
When peace like a river attendeth my way

     Em           A7sus  A7      Am7    Am7/G, D7, Am7, D7
When sorrows like sea    billows roll

    G       C    Em7       A7sus  A7    D
Whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say

Am7 D  G           C9    D       G       FILL #1
It  is well, it is well, with my soul

      G            D      (D)                     G
It is well   it is well)   with my soul  (with my soul)

G     C     C  Em7 Am7   D    D7 G       FILL #1
It is well, it is  well, with my soul

FILL #1                     strum

Additional Lyrics:
Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come,
Let this blessed 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!


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.


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