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It Is Well

Beloved, it is well, God's ways are always right

Author: George W. Doane
Tune: [Beloved, "It is well!"]
Published in 29 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Beloved, "It is well!"
God’s ways are always right,
And perfect love is o’er them all
Tho’ far above our sight.

2 Beloved, "It is well!"
Tho’ deep and sore the smart,
The hand that wounds knows how to bind
And heal the broken heart.

3 Beloved, "It is well!"
Tho’ sorrow clouds our way,
’Twill only make the joy more dear
That ushers in the day.

4 Beloved, "It is well!"
The path that Jesus trod,
Tho’ rough and strait and dark it be,
Leads home to heav’n and God.


Source: The Lutheran Hymnal #519

Author: George W. Doane

Doane, George Washington, D.D. Bishop Doane was born at Trenton, New Jersey, May 27, 1799, and graduated at Union College, Schenectady, New York. Ordained in 1821, he was Assistant Minister at Trinity Church, New York, till 1824. In 1824 he became a Professor at Trinity College, Hartford, Conn.; in 1828 Rector of Trinity Church, Boston; and, in 1832, Bishop of New Jersey. He founded St. Mary's Hall, Burlington, 1837, and Burlington College, Burlington, 1846. Died April 27, 1859.  Bishop Doane's exceptional talents, learning, and force of character, made him one of the great prelates of his time. His warmth of heart secured devoted friends, who still cherish his memory with revering affection. He passed through many and severe troubles, whi… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Beloved, it is well, God's ways are always right
Title: It Is Well
Author: George W. Doane
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #468
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Instances (1 - 29 of 29)

Book of Hymns for the Evangelical Lutheran Joint Synod of Wisconsin and Other States #d30

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Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #443

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Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #521

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Book of Worship #443

Carols of Grace #d4

Evangelical Lutheran Hymn Book with Tunes #518

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymn-book #338

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymn-book #518

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal #427

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Evangelical Lutheran hymnal #427

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal. 9th ed. #a427

Evangelical Lutheran Hymnbook (Lutheran Conference of Missouri and Other States) #d38

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Glad News No. 2 #42

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Hymn and Tune Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (Round Note Ed.) #C2

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Hymnal Amore Dei #S13

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Hymnal for Evangelical Lutheran Missions #178

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Hymnal, Amore Dei #143a

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Hymnal, Amore Dei. Rev. ed. #a143a

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Hymns for the Church on Earth #63

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Hymns #26

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Melodious Praise #129

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Prayer and Praise #348

The Bible Hymn Book #d23


The Cyber Hymnal #468

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The Golden Hymn Book #334

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The Lutheran Hymnal #519

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Truth and Hope #104

Exclude 28 pre-1979 instances
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