1000 Songs/It is well with my soul (P. P. Bliss)

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It is well with my soul (P. P. Bliss)

1000 Songs

Text[edit | edit source]

The text was written by http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horatio_Spafford and is found here. The original manuscript only has four verses but another one was added and one of the lines was modified.

Author[edit | edit source]

Horatio Spafford.

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Editor's Choice[edit | edit source]

The only version is P.P. Bliss'.

Music[edit | edit source]

The music is written by Philip Bliss.

Tune[edit | edit source]

The tune is Ville du Havre and is named after the SS Ville du Havre that Spafford's wife and family was on that sank.

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Background[edit | edit source]

Author biography[edit | edit source]

He ran away from home at the age of 11, only attended school sporadically, then became a teacher. He travelled around playing music and was very successful, but after a brief period of joining the army, he did not regain the same level of popularity. He and his wife died together when a bridge broke under their train, and their carriage caught on fire (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashtabula_River_Railroad_Disaster2). Philip survived, but went back to save his wife and neither of their bodies were recovered. They were survived by their two children, who were at the ages of 2 and 4 at the time of their deaths.

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