“When peace like a river attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll,
Whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say
It is well, it is well with my soul.”
What a great promise and hope we have in knowing that God is above all circumstance and that regardless of our lot in life, we can be steadfast knowing our soul has an eternal purpose and destination.
This week we were blessed to receive two letters of commendation from both the Premier of Queensland, Anna Bligh, and the Opposition Leader, John-Paul Langbroek; thanking Hillsong Church for supporting both the Premiers Appeal and clean up initiative, after the floods in Brisbane. I was even told that Mrs Bligh listened to the Hillsong Music recording in her office before ‘penning’ this letter!
To the Premier of Queensland and all of the government officials, church leaders and community workers who continue their tireless efforts to restore devastated communities; our church and our nation applauds your courage and our continued prayers are with you. And to the incredible churches and international ministries who have partnered with Hillsong and contributed to this appeal, we are so very grateful for your friendship and support.
MESSAGE FROM THE PREMIER
On behalf of the people of Queensland, I extend a heartfelt thanks to everyone at Hillsong for your compassionate support during our darkest of days.
They say music soothes the soul and you are proving this so.
I am touched that you took the initiative to record and release for sale your own version of the hymn, “It is well with my Soul”. It was an amazing feat, and a real credit to you, that the entire process took only three days.
Proceeds will now help to restore the homes and lives of those who have lost so much, and the song itself reiterates that the one thing we must never lose is hope.
Thank you again for supporting the Premier’s Disaster Relief Appeal.
ANNA BLIGH MP
PREMIER OF QUEENSLAND
MESSAGE FROM THE LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION
I am pleased to support this initiative from Hillsong to assist victims of the recent floods and cyclone in Queensland.
At these traumatic times this song will help many through the healing process while the money raised will help bring practical support to broken communities across the state.
JOHN-PAUL LANGBROEK MP
LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION
For more information on how you can help with the Australian Flood Relief please visit myhillsong.com/ausfloods
For more information on Hillsong CityCare and how you can get involved please visit citycare.hillsong.com