It Is Well With My Soul - Phil Wickham (Chord Changes)

This song is public domain, but Phil Wickham does some cool stuff with it. Again, Blogger's editor will not allow me to place the chords correctly above the words, so watch the video below to get the feel for it. Also, Phil tunes his guitar down a half step to Eb for a richer sound, while making it easier to play the strings.

I also did this when I played it last.

It is Well With My Soul (Horatio Spafford) - Public Domain
as played by Phil Wickham (Phil starts on verse 3)

E E/G# A B E
When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,
C#m F# B
When sorrows like sea billows roll;
E A F# B
Whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say,
"It is well, it is well with my soul."
It is well (It is well)
E/G# E
With my soul (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 has regarded my helpless estate,
And hath shed his own blood for my soul.

My sin, o, the bliss of this glorious thought!
My sin, not in part but the whole
Is nailed to the 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.


  1. Milo - thanks for posting this. I love this version - simple progressions that sing very well!

    BTW, I like going to an Asus2 for the 1st two measures of the chorus to sync a little better (IMHO) with the melody line.

    Question for you since you've done this (with a congregation?). How did they do singing along so high? That's my big concern about doing it in this key with my church family. Guys can definitely take it down an octave - is it an ok range for the ladies?

  2. Hey Tim, thanks for your comments. Yes, I do think its a little too high for congregational singing. I sometimes tune the guitar down to drop D for a similar sound, or even play it in C to give everyone a fair shot at some of those notes at the end. (Myself included)

  3. Tim!I loved to have the lyrics of the verses. Praying with worship songs gives our soul peace. I used to teach these vocally earlier but now we have web help for Worship Chords. You too can try it with your guitar, piano and all online!