About Jesus Steve Sweetman
It Is Well With My Soul
I have been listening to hymns on CD's recently and one of my favourite hymns is entitled "It Is Well With My Soul". The song was written by a man who just lost many of his family members in a tragedy. In the face of such a terrible thing he was able to say that his soul was well with the Lord. His trust in Jesus did not waver or fail.
I especially like the words, "my sin, o the bliss of this glorious thought, my sin not in part but the whole, is nailed to the cross and I bare it no more, praise the Lord o my soul".
The song writer is beginning to make a point, "my sin..." but could not continue because of the overwhelming feeling in his heart that the point he is making "is such a glorious thought". It seems that he just had to interrupt his thought with this expression of joy. After expressing his feeling he goes on to say that "his sin, not in part, but the whole is nailed to the cross and I bare it no more". This truly is a glorious truth. All of our sin, past present and future is gone from the sight of our God. We do not, nor ever will know God's terrible wrath. We will know is love and mercy throughout eternity. Note also that he uses the present tense, "is nailed to the cross". Maybe he is expressing the fact that this act of love did happen in a place and time in history but his sin is still nailed to the cross. The Lord hasn't given it back. It is still on the cross.
Isn't it good to know that all of our sin is gone from the eyes of our Lord.