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All Will Be Well

Lots of 'stuff' affecting lots of people just now.

Those who knew Kerr Spiers will know he often quoted Julian of Norwich (though ascribing it to someone else, I can't recall who) that "all will be well, and all will be well and all manner of things will be well."  I find this quote, if basically comforting, rather confusing... but then mystic I'm not.  However, I do like the sentiments that, ultimately, all will be well.

For me, these sentiments are echoed in the lovely hymn set to the Welsh tune Ar Hyd Yr Nos (All through the night) ...

Through the love of God our Saviour
all will be well.
Free and changeless is his favour;
all, all is well.
Precious is the blood that healed us,
perfect is the grace that sealed us,
strong the hand stretched forth to shield us;
all must be well.

Though we pass through tribulation,
all will be well.
Ours is such a full salvation,
all, all is well.
Happy still in God confiding,
fruitful, if in Christ abiding,
holy, through the Spirit's guiding;
all must be well.

We expect a bright tomorrow;
all will be well.
Faith can sing through days of sorrow
All, all is well.
On our Father's love relying,
Jesus every need supplying,
or in living or in dying,
all must be well.

Mary Peters (1813-1856)

If you're a reader affected/afflicted by 'stuff' then I do pray that you will be assured that 'all is well, and all will be well'

Post editted to correct my error in wrongly ascribing the Julian quotation!


  • May he have said it came from Julian of Norwich?

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