Beloved, “it is well !”

Beloved, “it is well !”. George Washington Doane* (1799-1859).  In Songs by the Way: the poetical writings of the Right Rev. George Washington Doane, DD., LL.D., arranged and edited by his son, William Crosswell Doane (Third Edition, Albany, 1875) this hymn is dated ‘March 2, 1833’ (JJ has ‘Mar. 12’, in error, p. 304). It was entitled ‘To my wife’. The text was as follows:  Beloved, “It is well! - ” God’s ways are always right; And love is o’er them all, Though far above our sight.  Beloved, “It is well! - ” Though deep and sore, the smart,He wounds, who skills to bind, And heal the broken heart.  Beloved, “It is well! - ” Though sorrow clouds our way,’Twill make the joy more...

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