“Hallelujah Veterans Version”

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Hymnal Monday

Welcome to the first Hymnal Monday! I attend a small country church, where we still sing the old beloved hymnals….without music, I might add. I just love these old hymns and would like to share these with you each week. The first is a well-known hymn, “When Peace Like a River”. The lyrics in the video are a bit different from what I am accustomed to, but beautiful all the same. The final verse, in both versions, makes me cry every time! Enjoy!

Here are the lyrics I was raised on (remember, the last verse makes me cry to even read them):

When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll;
Whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say,
It is well, it is well, with my soul.

Chorus:
It is well, with my soul,
It is well, with my soul,
It is well, it is well, with 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!

Repeat Chorus

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.

Repeat Chorus

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