Horatio Spafford wrote the hymn “It Is Well With My Soul” in 1873 following the news that his four daughters had died in a shipwreck. His wife Anna survived and sent him a telegram that said, “Saved alone.” Shortly afterwards, 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. “When peace like a river, attendeth my way, When sorrows like sea billows roll; Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say, It is well, it is well, with my soul.” I have been working on a new piece of music that combines Mozart’s “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” theme with this hymn to symbolize the child-like faith and trust God wants us to have in life. Horatio Spafford’s story is a great example of this.
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