It is Well on 02.25.12

O For a Thousand Tongues
It is Well With My Soul
space to pray
I Want Jesus to Walk With Me

This weekend, we were thrilled to have the Willow choir leading worship.  They bring such passion and energy and power to whatever they do, and this worship experience took on new life because of their voices – and hearts!

After singing the hymn O For a Thousand Tongues and great worship song Matchless, I shared a short story about a moment where It is Well With My Soul moved from being an old hymn that my grandma liked to an anchor song in my life.  When the old dusty lyrics became technicolor and came to life.  Following a short prayer, the choir sang a stunning arrangement of this hymn.  The lyrics that I can never get past are…

My sin O 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

When the choir finished, we spent 2-3 minutes in quiet – praying and reflecting on the question “What is the state of my soul today?” and asking God to carry it with us.  I love these holy moments and believe SO deeply in what God can do with a tiny bit of silence.

As the prayer time ended, we stood and sing the old spiritual I Want Jesus to Walk With Me.  You may have seen this before, but here is a video from one of our early rehearsals of this song.  The choir gives me the chills!

Posted by Aaron Niequist on 03.05.12 under Lead Worship, Weekend Experience.

2 Responses to “It is Well on 02.25.12”

  1. Loved It is Well with my Soul!! So beautiful!! My dad is in Florida and I was hoping to find it online so he could watch it. Is it recorded anywhere?

    Posted by Deb on 12/13/09 March 7th, 2012 at 10:43 pm

  2. I was at the midweek service last week on 3/7 and was wondering if you could give me a list of the songs we sang during worship. I was trying to remember one song that I loved and can’t think of it. Loved it, though! Thanks so much!

    Posted by kristi on 12/13/09 March 15th, 2012 at 10:27 pm

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