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. Broadcast 2012 11 04 on Songs of Hope. Story narrated by Noel Greig.

Remembrance Day Songs of Hope podcast

Listen again to the 8am to 9am session of Songs of Hope from last Sunday, 2012 11 11. Remembrance day is remembered with the song “Avenue of Trees” from Aussie Steve Messer and his band. The song includes the phrase “greater love hath no man”. Includes 5 minute segment on Albert Schweitzer and Albert Schweitzer himself playing a Bach fugue for 5 minutes.


Who was Albert Schweitzer

Listen again to the story of Albert Schweitzer. He was a concert organist, philosopher, musicologist, theologian, medical doctor and Christian missionary. He was friends with Albert Einstein and worked for nuclear disarmament. He received a Nobel peace prize in 1953. Program “Songs of Hope” 2012 11 11. Also hear him play one of Bach’s fugues on the organ.

The picture of Albert Schweitzer came from here