Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Selah - It Is Well With My Soul

Selah (Todd Smith, Amy Perry, and Allan Hall) performing It is Well with My Soul -
LIVE July 2011 in Holland, Ohio 

This video is shot with a hand held camera, during a performance in a church.

The sound is quite good though...so tune out any distractions...and tune in on a beautiful performance!

It Is Well With My Soul

A screen capture from the video


The story of this hymn - from wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It_Is_Well_with_My_Soul 

Horatio Spafford

"It Is Well with My Soul is a hymn penned by hymnist Horatio Spafford and composed by Philip Bliss.

This hymn was written after several traumatic events in Spafford’s life. The first was the death of his only son in 1871 at the age of four, shortly followed by the great Chicago Fire which ruined him financially (he had been a successful lawyer). 

Then in 1873, he had planned to travel to Europe with his family, but sent the family ahead while he was delayed on business concerning zoning problems following the Great Chicago Fire. 

While crossing the Atlantic, their ship sank rapidly after a collision, and all four of Spafford's daughters died. His wife Anna survived and sent him the now famous telegram, "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.


Anna Spafford

The Spaffords later had three more children, one of whom (a son) died in infancy. 

In 1881 the Spaffords, including baby Bertha and newborn Grace, set sail for Israel. The Spaffords moved to Jerusalem and helped found a group called the American Colony; its mission was to serve the poor. 

The colony later became the subject of the Nobel prize winning Jerusalem, by Swedish novelist Selma Lagerlöf."

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