The Life of Freedom, Joy, and Peace


It Is Well With My Soul

"When peace like a river attendeth my way,
and sorrows like sea billows roll,
What ever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say,
It is well, it is well, with my soul.

It is well with my soul,
It is well, it is well, with my soul.

Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come,
Let this blest assurance control,
That Christ hath regarded my helpless estate,
and hath shed His own blood for my soul.

My sin - oh, the bliss of this glorious thought
- My sin - not in part but the whole,
- Is nailed to His cross, and I bear it no more:
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O 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.


For me, be it Christ, be it Christ hence to live;

If dark hours about me shall roll

No pang shall be mine, for in death as in life

Thou wilt whisper Thy peace to my soul.


It is well with my soul,
It is well, it is well with my soul!"

Horatio G. Spafford

"Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:" - Philippians 1:6

"For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain." - Philippians 1:21

"For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure." - Philippians 2:13

Dear Reader:
We trust that what you discover on this site will encourage you to (1) " the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind," (2) "seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness" and (3) "abide in Christ.

This page will always be "under construction" as we add inspiring quotations, poems, songs, and links. Our prayer is that your Christian life will truly be an adventure of getting to know God better, enjoying fellowship with Him, daily spiritual growth, knowing His peace, and experiencing the joy of the Lord! - Miles

"Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled." Matthew 5:6


Glorious Freedom!

"If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed." John 8:36

" But we do consider it possible that one may experience a great crisis in his spiritual life, in which there is such a total surrender to God and such an infilling of the Holy Spirit, that he is freed from the bondage of sinful appetites and habits, and enabled to have constant victory over self, instead of suffering constant defeat. In saying this, what more do we affirm than is taught in that scripture: "Walk in the Spirit and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh" (Gal. 5:16).
- Dr. A.J. Gordon


Glorious Freedom (Song)

Words by Haldor Lillenas, Melody by Alfred Judson


Once I was bound by sin's galling fetters

Chained like a slave I struggled in vain.

But I received a glorious freedom

When Jesus broke my fetters in twain


Glorious Freedom! Wonderful Freedom!

No more in chains of sin I repine!

Jesus the glorious Emancipator

Now and forever He shall be mine.


Freedom from all the carnal affections;

Freedom from envy, hatred, and strife;

Freedom from vain and worldly ambitions;

Freedom from all that saddened my life.



Freedom from pride and all sinful follies;

Freedom from love and glitter of gold;

Freedom from evil temper and anger-

Glorious freedom, rapture untold!



Freedom from fear and all of its torments;

Freedom from care with all of its pain.

Freedom in Christ, my blessed Redeemer,

He who has rent my fetters in twain


- copyrights 1917, 1944 -


Total Commitment to the Saviour

Nothing Between (song)

1. Nothing between my soul and my Savior,
naught of this world's delusive dream;
I have renounced all sinful pleasure;
Jesus is mine, there's nothing between.

Nothing between my soul and my Savior,
so that his blessed face may be seen;
nothing preventing the least of his favor;
keep the way clear! let nothing between.

2. Nothing between, like worldly pleasure;
habits of life, though harmless they seem,
must not my heart from him ever sever;
he is my all, there's nothing between.

3. Nothing between, like pride or station;
self or friends shall not intervene;
though it may cost me much tribulation,
I am resolved, there's nothing between.

4. Nothing between, e'en many hard trials,
though the whole world against me convene;
watching with prayer and much self denial,
I'll triumph at last, there's nothing between.

Words and music by: Charles Albert Tindley


Holiness - Death to Self

"The life of Christ is the holiness of Christ. The reason we so often fail in the pursuit of holiness is that the old life, the flesh, in its own strength seeks for holiness as a beautiful garment to wear and enter heaven with. It is the daily death to self out of which the life of Christ rises up." -A.W.Tozer




"Christ is either Lord of all, or He is not Lord at all. We are not only to renounce evil, but to manifest the truth. We tell people the world is vain; let our lives manifest that it is so. We tell them that our home is above and that all these things are transitory. Does our dwelling look like it? O, to live consistent lives!"
- J. Hudson Taylor


1. In my heart are kingdoms of a world that's all my own,
Kingdoms that are only seen by God and God alone,
In the past when I tried to rule my world,
it just seemed to fall apart,
So, please Jesus, be the Lord of all
the kingdoms of my heart.

Jesus, be the Lord of all, Jesus, be the Lord of all,
Jesus, be the Lord of all the kingdoms of my heart.

2. I guess I only fooled myself,
for I said I had yielded all,
But in a secret corner of my heart
was a kingdom that did not fall,
But I surrender now,
make my heart your throne,
Rule its kingdoms great and small,
For if you're not Lord of everything,
then you're not Lord at all.

Jesus, be the Lord of all,
Jesus, be the Lord of all,
Jesus, be the Lord of all
the kingdoms of my heart.

D.S. Jesus, I surrender all,
Jesus, I surrender all,
Jesus, I surrender all
the kingdoms of my heart."

Words and music by Lanny Wolfe. Copyright 1975 Lanny Wolfe Music. All rights controlled by Gaither Copyright Management. Used by permission.

Victory devotional


The Best Always - for Jesus!

"Anything that dims my vision for Christ, or takes away my taste for Bible study, or cramps me in my prayer life, or makes Christian work difficult, is wrong for me; and I must, as a Christian, turn away from it. - J. Wilbur Chapman


Obedience, The Real Test of Love

"If you love me, keep my commandments. - Jesus, John 14:15

"The acid test of our love for God is obedience to His Word. The greatest ability is dependability. The test of your character is what it takes to stop you. Trust God as if it all depends upon Him, and work as if it all depends upon you."
- Bob Jones, Sr.


Abide in Christ, "Live Close to Jesus"

"I had rather be poor in His service than rich in my own. If you think you can walk in holiness without keeping up perpetual fellowship with Christ, you have made a great mistake. If you would be holy, you must live close to Jesus." - Dr. Charles Haddon Spurgeon


Vital Links

Personal Piety - about a life that is well pleasing to God
Lots of quotations about prayer! - What others have said about prayer

Quotes about holy living - The five quotes above and more

Music - It is Well With My Soul

Treasury on Prayer - Brief, stimulating excerpts about prayer and links to authors' works



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