Saturday, June 30, 2007

Great is Thy Faithfulness

It is of the LORD'S mercies that we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. The LORD is my portion saith my soul; therefore will I hope in Him. Lamentations 3:22-24

Out of the weeping heart of the prophet Jeremiah come these words of encouragement and comfort to believers. And these are the words which were the inspiration for Thomas Chisholm when he wrote the hymn for this week. No tragic occurrence led to its writing as has been the case with many others; it was written as a testimony of its author's day by day experience with his Savior. Is it your experience? I hope so; I hope we all can testify that we have a faithful God.

It's another of the hymns of the church that has quite a "following." I know of several folks, some who are quite young, who would name it as their favorite. There is little that gives me more joy than hearing a congregation standing and singing it together with voices lifted and projected. It's not given it's just due when it's sung half-heartedly. Sing it as a family; sing it in the shower; sing it while doing the dishes. Our God is faithful!!!!

Go to Cyber Hymnal to get a general idea of its tune. It sounds a bit faster than I'm used to, but the words are there. I can't copy words here because it's under copyright and I haven't obtained permission, but my favorite stanza is the third one.

1 comment:

Just Theresa said...

I love the hymn Great is Thy Faithfulness,

"Great is thy faithfulness, O God my Father"

We sing it in church a lot.

Have a blessed Sunday :)