Church Hymnal Sheet Music
It Is Well With My Soul

Church hymnal sheet music for the beautiful old song that begins, "When peace like a river attendeth my way." 

That song is called "It Is Well With My Soul."

On this page find lead sheets, 4-part vocals, and piano arrangements in four keys.

The piano arrangement:

I will not say that the piano arrangement is easy... it is actually rather full of clusters of right-hand chords, and left hand broken tenths. 

However, when I read the 4-part harmony that is standard in most hymnals (see that arrangement below), I can see the chords, and I play it with many of the embellishments seen in the video above.

Four-part harmony for It Is Well With My Soul, church hymnal sheet music

This vocal version is the same traditional arrangement that you will find in most old hymnals.

Church hymnal sheet music with lyrics for It Is Well With My Soul

Lead sheets for guitar or making your own arrangements

Lead sheet arrangement of

In a few of the measures, there are very fast chord changes.  This is an attempt on my part to reflect what happens in the 4 part harmony arrangement.

Play through it yourself, and you may well decide that there is no need for any of those fast chord changes!

The lyrics

The only verses I have ever sung are verses 1, 2, 3, and 6.  I know those lyrics well and treasure them.

Verses 4 and 5 are completely new to me, but I include them here, as they seem original to the hymn.


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Here are the lyrics in a block of text, INCLUDING PERMISSION from the creator of to copy, paste, and use in your church or meeting on an overhead projector, computer, bulletin, or the like:

It Is Well With My Soul

1. When peace, like a river, attendeth my way, 

When sorrows like sea billows roll; 

Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say, 

It is well, it is well with my soul.

Refrain: It is well (it is well) with my soul (with my soul), 

                   It is well, it is well with my soul.

2. Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come, 

Let this blest assurance control,

That Christ hath regarded my helpless estate, 

And hath shed His own blood for my soul. 


3. My sin—oh, the bliss of this glorious thought!— 

My sin, not in part but the whole,

Is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more, 

Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul! 


4. For me, be it Christ, be it Christ hence to live: 

If Jordan above me shall roll,

No pang shall be mine, for in death as in life 

Thou wilt whisper Thy peace to my soul. 


5. But, Lord, ’tis for Thee, for Thy coming we wait, 

The sky, not the grave, is our goal;

Oh, trump of the angel! Oh, voice of the Lord!

Blessed hope, blessed rest of my soul! 


6. And Lord, haste the day when the faith shall be sight, 

The clouds be rolled back as a scroll;

The trump shall resound, and the Lord shall descend,

Even so, it is well with my soul.


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The links for the four-part harmonies: 

Download four-part harmony arrangement for "It Is Well With My Soul" in Bb

Download vocal harmony for "It Is Well With My Soul" in C

Download church hymnal sheet music in the key of D

Download church hymn "When peace like a river..." 4-part harmony in Db

The links to the piano arrangements:

Download piano arrangement for church hymnal sheet music in Bb

Download It Is Well With My Soul for piano in key of C

Download It Is Well With My Soul piano arrangement in D

Download church hymn music "When peace like a river..." for piano in Db

The links to the lead sheets:

Download hymnal song lead sheet in the key of A

Download hymn chords and lyrics for lead in the key of Bb

Download hymn lyrics and chords for lead in the key of C

Download church hymn It Is Well With My Soul lead sheet in D

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