Hymn Refresh: It Is Well With My Soul

I've had a ton of requests for this one and it was quite the challenge.  The melody doesn't exactly lend itself to modern interpretation but I think I've got something here you're going to dig.



I'm happy to answer any questions as well as take additional hymn requests in the comments.  Not into this one?  Check out these lessons for additional versions.


Tempo: Down

Song Key: G

It Is Well With My Soul

Artist: Hillsong Chapel

Tasteful update of an old hymn. Lead really works the tremelo picking and acoustic keeps it simple. Includes bonus content.


Tempo: Down

Song Key: G

It Is Well

Artist: Bethel Music

Slow piano burner but worry not. You can play it on guitar.

Straight forward but fun!

Easy once you count it out.

Slow piano feature that builds to a rocking ending!


Tempo: Medium

Song Key: E♭

Holy Holy Holy

Artist: Ghost Ship

Lots of fingerpicking and a folky chorus. Love it.


Tempo: Down

Song Key: B

My Jesus I Love Thee (Your Holy Name)

Artist: Building 429

Beautiful remake of a classic hymn. Fingerpicking and lead lines will keep you all busy.

Really easy one with some nice passing tones.


Jason Houtsma serves as Worship Pastor for Mosaic Church in Bellingham, WA, Husband to Alli, Father to Bjorn and Asher, and guitar instructor for WorshipArtistry.com

Hymn Refresh: It Is Well With My Soul

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It was

very not well for awhile. Glad it came out okay.

On drums.

When are you going to begin recording loops for drums, as you do for the guitar parts? Not to mention, the same for keys and bass.


I should have posted this in the community thread. I also saw that you do have drum loops! Your reply beat me to my edit though. Great site man.

Thank you

Glad you're enjoying it.


Sing More!

Ha! Thanks.

I actually have a little music video project that's about to be released. I'll post it on the Green Room so everyone can watch (and listen). thanks for the encouragement. It means a lot.

Tab Available?

Do you have tab available for your retake of "It Is Well"? Beautiful job!

It is well done

STUNNING! you've kept the authenticity while bringing a modern relevance. Breathed new life into a classic.