Podcast 142: A Note From Elisabeth Elliot & The History of “It is Well with my Soul”
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“Many of the churches my husband Lars and I visit on our travels seem to know nothing of the great old hymns that have instructed, comforted, and enriched the church for centuries. Hymns constitute a crucial part of worship … Hymns will get you through the night.
In January of 1956, when five women were waiting with bated breath to find out whether our husbands were dead or alive, I lay in bed in Nate Saint’s home, my little daughter Valerie sick in a crib beside me. The hymn ‘How Firm a Foundation,’ with those magnificent words taken from Isaiah 43:1-2, sustained me”
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