Horatio Spafford & the hymn “It is well with my soul”

Horatio_Spafford1-150x150Hymns are poetry set to music.  It is said that poets “suffer for their  art” but few know the level of tragedy that was experienced by Horatio Spafford the hymnist who gave us “It is well with my soul”.  The events that gave rise to the hymn and Spafford’s response to them exemplifies the comfort and assurance that comes via faith in Christ.  Hear the story (and the hymn) for yourself. Story narrated by Noel Greig.

Bruce Downes – the Catholic Guy

bruce downesBruce Downes, aka “The Catholic Guy”, has just completed a series of inspiring talks in Cheltenham parish. Last Tuesday “Songs of Hope” presenter Rodney Carr caught up with Bruce at Southern FM studios and recorded an interview. The interview went to air on 2012 10 28 on “Songs of Hope” and is podcast below (7 mins).

Bruce has been doing “The Catholic Guy” program on the Christian TV channel on Foxtel in Australia for five years.

For more information on “The Catholic Guy” go here: http://thecatholicguy.com/