Saturday, March 20, 2010
Our worship songs
Have you ever heard the story behind these hymns. This one is amazing! The short of it is...43 yr. old Horatis Spafford , lawyer lived in Chicago w/ wife Anna and his 5 children. In 1871 his only son died. Months later the Great Chicago fire consumed his entire life savings. 2yrs later he decided to take a family vaca. to Europe. He sent his wife and four daughters on ahead because of a business delay, he would catch up a few days later. Nov. 22, 1873 the ship sank in 12 minutes and 226 people were killed. His wife Anna sent a message to her husband stating "saved alone, what shall I do?" Spafford left to bring his wife home. While sailing back with his wife the captain let him know he was near the place of his daughters' death. He went to his room and proceeded to write the words to the hymn "It Is Well With My Soul"
My personal fav of all time. As the Deer was sang in my wedding by Lynn Fink (Aunt Lynn).