IT IS WELL WITH MY SOUL

Horatio G. Spafford was a wealthy Chicago businessman who lost his fortune during the Chicago fire. Despite this, he and his wife, Anna, devoted countless hours to helping the survivors. Later he sent Anna and his four daughters to England for a rest. While crossing the Atlantic their ship sank in a collision. Anna survived and sent him the heartbreaking telegram, “Saved Alone.” Several weeks later, as Spafford’s own ship passed near the spot where his daughters died, he wrote the hymn “It Is Well With My Soul.”

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