The song lyrics were written by Horatio Spafford in 1873. They were written after two tragedies in his life. In 1871 he lost his wealth to the great Chicago Fire. That was followed by the tragic death of his four daughters in a ship crash at sea. He received a telegram from his wife “saved alone”. He set sail for England to meet his wife, as he sailed past the spot where the Ville De Havre was sunk he was inspired by the emotions and wrote this moving piece.
In 1876 The words of Horatio Spafford were put to the music of Philip Bliss to become a hymn sung so often in the churches of America. Ironically Philip Bliss died in a train wreck shortly after the piece was published.
A 1 hour vacation is stopping along the way from one event to another to take in a historic site. This is looking down at the base of Meetinghouse Rock in Norwich Ct.
This is the incredible view settlers of Norwich had when the ascended this hill to share in church services.
That Daycation would be a wonderful few hours by the sea, I love the sound of the creaking wooden boats at Mystic Seaport. A strand of a sea chantey in the distance the clip clop of hooves along the cobbles and the laughter of children.
All Aboard for some well earned vacation 5 minutes or the full blown summer escape, enjoy every moment. Then settle back and share the vacation stories!