[Verse 1] G C What a friend we have in Jesus , G D All our sins and griefs to bear! G C What a privilege to carry G D G Everything to God in prayer Am G Oh, what peace we often forfeit, C G D Oh, what needless pain we bear G C all because we do not carry G D G everything to God in prayer.
[Chorus] G How great is our God , sing with me, Em7 How great is our God , and all will see, C D G How great , how great is our God . [Bridge] G Name above all names, Em7 Worthy of all praise, C My heart will sing D G How great is our God .
Verse 2 C Dm7 C/E C Dm7 What a hope I’ve found , C Dm7 C/E C Dm7 More faithful than a mother; C Dm7 C/E C Dm7 It would break my heart C Dm7 C/E C Dm7 To ever lose each other Ending F C F C Am G/B C Jesus, Jesus, Je – sus, G C/E G D C Friend for – ev – er.
B Em Great is Thy faithfulness ! A7 D A/C# E A Morning by morning new mercies I see. A7 D A/C# E A Morning by morning new mercies I see. A7 D D Em7 All I have needed Thy hand hath provided G D Great is Thy faithfulness , G D Great is Thy faithfulness , G D A A7 D Great is Thy faithfulness , Lord unto me.
A friend is someone who understands you, and if they don’t, they try to. A friend is somebody who is there for you when they can be, but also sets boundaries when they need to. Many things make someone a good friend , and the definition of what makes a true friendship differs from person to person.
Life. Joseph Scriven was born in 1819 of prosperous parents in Banbridge, County Down, Ireland. He graduated with a degree from Trinity College, Dublin in 1842. His fiancée accidentally drowned in 1843, the night before they were to be married .
Background. This hymn was written after traumatic events in Spafford’s life. 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. Bliss called his tune Ville du Havre, from the name of the stricken vessel.
“It Is Well with My Soul ” is a hymn penned by hymnist Horatio Spafford and composed by Philip Bliss. After suffering the loss of his children, Spafford wrote this beautiful hymn as a testament to the salvation he found in Jesus through the good and bad times in life.
Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say , It is well , it is well with my soul . Regardless of our season in life (Ecclesiastes 3:1-8), God teaches us to find internal peace in Jesus (John 14:27, John 16:29-33, Romans 5:1, Ephesians 2:14-15, and Colossians 3:15).