I’m not positive, but I believe I was among the first to ever hear this upgraded version of It Is Well. I was at the Drive Conference at North Point Community Church in Alpharetta, Georgia. Todd Fields, who is on staff at North Point, shared a song he had just finished up. The song was great but after getting home there was no looking it up for a download. It wasn’t out yet! A few months later, I received an email with a free download to the track. I immediately considered it as a song to throw into the rotation for our congregation. It has proved to be a well-liked song – liked by young and old.

It Is Well

Horatio G. Spafford | Philip Paul Bliss | Todd Fields

When peace like a river attendeth my way
When sorrows like sea billows roll
Whatever my lot
You hast taught me to say
It is well it is well with my soul
It is well
It is well
Through the storm
I am held
It is well
It is well
With my soul

My sin oh the bliss of this glorious thought
My sin not in part but the whole
Is nailed to the cross
And I bare it no more
Praise the Lord praise the Lord oh my soul

It is well
It is well
Through the storm
I am held
It is well
It is well
With my soul
It is well
It is well
God has won
Christ prevailed
It is well
It is well
With my soul

And Lord haste the day
When my faith shall be sight
The clouds be rolled back as a scroll
The trump shall resound and the Lord shall descend
Even so it is well with my soul

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This song is probably not one many people are familiar with.  It’s from Matt Redman and one we’ve used in our worship services for special occasions.  Matt Redman definitely brings a different creative and cultural angle to Christian music.




Take It To The Streets

Matt Redman

I am not a stranger to mercy, for you found me,
Wrapped your truth around me.
I am not a stranger to grace
I have seen it in Your face.
I am not a stranger to kindness
We´re the broken with Your life inside us
You have brought Your gospel to me
And I breathe it every day

How did I become Your miracle?
Now to take Your truth and tell the world

I´m gonna take it to the streets,
I´m gonna to sing it ´til we meet.
Heaven is open,
Come on all the earth rejoice.
I´m going to take it to the streets,
Wake up the dead heart from its sleep.
Heaven is open,
Now´s the time to raise our voice.

I will tell the world of this mercy, for You found me,
Wrapped Your truth around me.
I will tell the world of this grace
I have seen it at Your cross.
I will tell the world of this kindness
We´re the broken with Your life inside us.
You have brought Your gospel to me;
Help me live it every day.

How did we become Your miracles?
Now to take Your truth and tell the world.

I´m gonna take it to the streets,
I´m gonna to sing it ´til we meet.
Heaven is open,
Come on all the earth rejoice.
I´m going to take it to the streets,
Wake up the dead heart from its sleep.
Heaven is open,
Now´s the time to raise our voice.