Music

Song of the Week #6 – It is Well

No, this isn’t “It is Well with My Soul” although it has a similar title. It does use part of the chorus of the “original” It is Well with My Soul, but otherwise, it’s different.

I love this song!

We started singing it in church about a year ago or something like that. I became acquainted with the song when Joy was scheduled to sing it on a Sunday morning. It’s an absolutely beautiful song!

But there’s more.

I was listening to this song on YouTube a while back and I found this particular version of the song, sung by Amanda Harvey. If you’re not familiar with Amanda Harvey, she’s a vocalist who was on America’s Got Talent, and she happens to be deaf.

What’s amazing about this, is that she sings, completely on tune, yet not being able to hear herself sing.

I CAN hear myself sing and I’m terrible. I think it’s amazing how well she sings, just by feeling the vibrations of the music.

One of the reasons I love this song and the story of Amanda is that she was faced with some incredibly difficult circumstances, yet she was able to rise above the challenges and succeed in her own way. Just watch the video down below. It’s a tear-jerker.

Here are the lyrics to this song, and then 2 videos down below:

Grander earth has quaked before
Moved by the sound of His voice
Seas that are shaken and stirred
Can be calmed and broken for my regard

Through it all, through it all
My eyes are on You
Through it all, through it all
It is well
Through it all, through it all
My eyes are on You
It is well with me

Far be it from me to not believe
Even when my eyes can’t see
And this mountain that’s in front of me
Will be thrown into the midst of the sea

Through it all, through it all
My eyes are on You
Through it all, through it all
It is well
Through it all, through it all
My eyes are on You
It is well, it is well

So let go my soul and trust in Him
The waves and wind still know His name
So let go my soul and trust in Him
The waves and wind still know His name
So let go my soul and trust in Him
The waves and wind still know His name
The waves and wind still know His name

It is well with my soul
It is well with my soul
It is well with my soul
It is well, it is well, with my soul
It is well with my soul
It is well with my soul
It is well with my soul
It is well, it is well, with my soul
It is well, it is well, with my soul
It is well, it is well, with my soul

Through it all, through it all
My eyes are on You
Through it all, through it all
It is well
Through it all, through it all
My eyes are on You
And it is well with me

Here’s the video of Amanda singing this song.

And here’s the video of Amanda, performing on America’s Got Talent.

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