Praying
Image by Jacalyn Beales
Image by Jacalyn Beales

It Is Well With My Soul

Image by Marius Masalar
It Is Well With My Soul - Complete Set

It Is Well With My Soul - Complete Set

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It Is Well With My Soul - Piano

It Is Well With My Soul - Piano

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It Is Well With My Soul - treble clef C instrument

It Is Well With My Soul - treble clef C instrument

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It Is Well With My Soul - treble clef B-flat instrument

It Is Well With My Soul - treble clef B-flat instrument

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It Is Well With My Soul - french horn

It Is Well With My Soul - french horn

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It Is Well With My Soul - bass clef instrument

It Is Well With My Soul - bass clef instrument

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It Is Well With My Soul - guitar

It Is Well With My Soul - guitar

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A specially-crafted treatment is needful for one of the most beloved hymns in our repertoire, and this arrangement has just that. The piano opens with a simple broken arpeggiated pattern for the first stanza, skipping the refrain, and continuing to develop its gradual cresecendo into the second and third stanza with simple instrumental parts. Treble clef instruments begin the phrases alone, and bass clef instruments come in gradually as the stanza develops. A satisfying and brilliant key change follows the third refrain (involving piano and all instruments), and voices soar on "And Lord, haste the day..." All instruments decresendo as the refrain closes, and voices and instruments tag the final line after a deceptive cadence: "It is well, it is well with my soul."