It is Well (Single Use)

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An original piano solo arrangement of a poem spurred by personal tragedy and loss.

No other hymn portrays the perseverance of the saints quite like this one.


Perhaps you know the tragic story behind the lyrics of this beloved hymn composed by Philip Bliss in 1876? Horatio G. Spafford penned the words after losing four daughters in a shipwreck. Unfortunately, tragedies are a common occurrence. I’m surrounded by family and a community in which I witness the faithfulness of saints—despite dire circumstances—on a daily basis.

The testimony of these saints who persevere and profess “it is well” although it may seem anything but, inspired me to write this arrangement. You’ll hear the tranquilness of calm waters, ripples growing into rushing rapids, the rolling of sea billows and the trumpets resounding.  The simple yet profound tune lends itself to wonderful possibilities for harmonic and rhythmic color!

My hope is that you find solace and comfort in playing this arrangement as I do, and share it with the ones you love.

Reminder, this is a SINGLE USE license. Please do not share the digital download with others. Thank you!

1 review for It is Well (Single Use)

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Heather Nanney (verified owner)

    This is so much fun to play! Super catchy themes throughout the piece. Lovely arrangement. Thank you for sharing your gift of arranging, Leila!

    • Leila Viss

      Thank YOU, Heather! It means a great deal to hear the thoughts of a fellow and fine composer!

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