PDF: Come, come ye Saints
Many people know that William Clayton wrote the beloved “Come, Come Ye Saints” while the Mormon Pioneers were crossing the plains. You might even know that he wrote it after hearing about the birth of his son. But what you might not know is that he adapted the words from an English funeral hymn that shared the repeated phrase “all is well”. Here’s just s sampling:
What’s this that steals, that steals upon my frame? Is it death, is it death?
That soon will quench, will quench this mortal flame, Is it death, is it death?
If this be death, I soon shall be,
From ev’ry pain and sorrow free, I shall the King of glory see, All is well, all is well!