Hymn: Great is Thy Faithfulness

A friend recently sent me a Christian song that I never heard before. It was good. An old hymn was next on the list, Great is Thy Faithfulness. That particular day I needed to hear the words of that song. The author wrote it from the words of Jeremiah in the book of Lamentations; “Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.”(Lam. 3:22, 23)

The Jewish nation had been taken captive by the Babylonians. They no longer had control over their land nor their lives. Yet these words were spoken among such a devastating time when there seemed like there was no hope for them. But there was. In fact, Jeremiah acknowledges in the next verse; The Lord is my portion, says my soul, therefore I hope in Him!(Lam. 3:24)

There is also hope for us. IT’S IN THE LORD AND HIS FAITHFULNESS. God is faithful even in the difficult moments and circumstances of life. He will never leave us or forsake us. (Heb. 13:5) Here are the words of the hymn written by Thomas O. Chisholm in 1923:

Great is thy faithfulness, O God my Father; 
there is no shadow of turning with thee; 
Thou changest not, thy compassions, they fail not; 
as Thou hast been Thou forever wilt be.

Great is thy faithfulness! 
Great is thy faithfulness! 
Morning by morning new mercies I see:
all I have needed thy hand hath provided–
Great is thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!

2 Summer and winter and springtime and harvest,
sun, moon, and stars in their courses above
join with all nature in manifold witness 
to thy great faithfulness, mercy, and love. [Refrain]

3 Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth, 
Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide, 
strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,
blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside! [refrain]

Be encouraged: Watch video of Great is Thy Faithfulness/Medley of This is Amazing Grace

YOUR MERCY O Lord, is in the heavens;
YOUR FAITHFULNESS reaches to the clouds.
 YOUR RIGHTEOUSNESS is like the great mountains;
YOUR JUDGMENTS are a great deep;
O Lord, You preserve man and beast. Psalm 36:5, 6

You are invited to follow with me as we continue to explore God’s amazing grace!

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