Hymns: Lyrics & Story. This hymn was written after two major traumas in Spafford’s life.
The first was the great Chicago Fire of October 1871, which ruined him financially (he had been a wealthy businessman). Shortly after, while crossing the Atlantic, all four of Spafford’s daughters died in a collision with another ship. Preparing for Victory. The Names of God Jesus, our Shepherd Sermons & Devotional Messages.