All Must Be Well

While today’s society tends to expect the “quick fix”, Mary Peters’ hymn acknowledges that Christians will have difficulties (“tribulation”) in life that can produce severe anxiety. She first paints a picture of God’s plan to insulate his people from devastating hopelessness. Through his Son, God has provided a constant, faithful protector whose blood heals and whose grace seals believers. And who is their guide? The Holy Spirit, the third person of the Trinity, leads them to spiritual maturity, to holiness of life1. The version I have included is by 20schemes; a music ministry which exists to plant and revitalise local churches in Scotland’s schemes/council estates. 1 or 2 words are slightly different to the words below, but this rendition is wonderful nonetheless.

Through the love of God our Saviour,
All will be well.
Free and changeless is his favour,
All is well.
Precious is the blood that healed us,
Perfect is the grace that sealed us,
Strong the hand stretched forth to shield us,
All must be well.

Though we pass through tribulation,
All will be well.
Ours is such a full salvation,
All is well.
Happy, still in God confiding,
Fruitful, if in Christ abiding,
Holy, through the Spirit’s guiding,
All must be well.

We expect a bright tomorrow,
All will be well.
Faith can sing through days of sorrow,
‘All is well.’
On our Father’s love relying,
Jesus every need supplying,
In our living, In our dying,
All must be well.


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