SOW 8: Great Is Thy Faithfulness Part 1


Over the years, I have truly come to develop an appreciation for the great hymns of our faith. I am amazed, as I study their lyrics, of the biblical truths many hymns contain. While our hymnals contain many wonderful songs, there are three I consider the trifecta of hymns: Amazing Grace, Great Is Thy Faithfulness, and How Great Thou Art. As we prepare our hearts for Thanksgiving, I invite you to join me in celebrating God’s great faithfulness to His people.

Great Is Thy Faithfulness was penned by Thomas Obadiah Chisholm (1866-1960) in 1923, when he was 57. Like many of us, Chisholm experienced many difficult circumstances. After becoming a pastor at age 36, Chisholm had to step down a year later due to poor health. Although he endured great physical and financial challenges throughout his life, Chisholm found tremendous solace in Scripture. Over the years, Chisholm’s relationship with God deepened as he learned he could depend on God to meet his every need. This hymn is based on Chisholm’s favorite verse in Scripture, Lamentations 3:22-23:

Through the LORD’s mercies we are not consumed,
Because His compassions fail not.
They are new every morning;
Great is Your faithfulness.

At age 75, Chisholm wrote:

“My income has not been large at any time due to impaired health in the earlier years which has followed me on until now. Although I must not fail to record here the unfailing faithfulness of a covenant-keeping God and that He has given me many wonderful displays of His providing care, for which I am filled with astonishing gratefulness.”

This week, I invite you to reflect on how much God loves you as you listen to Avalon’s stirring rendition of Great Is Thy Faithfulness. Next week, I’ll share another amazing rendition of this song, along with the lyrics and some additional information, as we count the days until Thanksgiving!



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Motivational Mondays
The Wednesday Window
Wednesday Gratitude
Thankful Thursday
Finer Things Friday
Saturday Sampling

Have a wonderful weekend, dear friends, as you heighten your awareness of God’s faithfulness in your life!

21 Responses to “SOW 8: Great Is Thy Faithfulness Part 1”

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  1. dj56v says:

    Beautiful!!

  2. Jan says:

    Just beautiful and I love the song Amazing Grace!

  3. Grace says:

    I agree with you about the hymns and so many were written by those that had great personal battles.
    God is great and He can accomplish even greater things in our lives if we take the time to listen.

  4. Nana Poppins says:

    Hope you have a great week!!

    Patty (Nana Poppins)

  5. Life with Kaishon says:

    I love that song. It is one of my favorites.

  6. QueenB says:

    Thanks for joining RMF weekends- I'm following in my google reader

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  7. Charlotte says:

    I love all three of these hymns. The video is beautiful, and so true. He is so true and so faithful.
    Blessings,
    Charlotte

  8. Donnie says:

    Wonderful post. Thanks so much for sharing it.
    Have a blessed Sunday!

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    Thank you for your site-it is an inspiration!!

  10. Anna Sams says:

    Dropping by from Moon River Stained Glass Studio… found you on Makin Friends Monday! I am a new follower and would like to invite you to my blog… Anna

    BTW… its funny your post about faith and hymns.. a friend and I were messaging about faith today… God is Good and Faithful!!! 🙂

  11. Canadianmom says:

    Thanks for getting on the Motivational Blog Hop!

    You have a beautiful and inspiring blog!

    Take care and have a blessed day!
    Jen

  12. Linda Fawcett says:

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful song. God's mercies truly are new every morning.

    Blessings
    Linda

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  14. Heidi says:

    Lovely! Thanks for sharing your hearfelt messages.
    xo
    Heidi – Heart and Home

  15. gemini says:

    This song practically saved me one time when I was under….really…really under. Love it all the time!

  16. LAURIE says:

    Thank you for sharing such a great song with us over at THANKFUL THURSDAY! It is one of my all-time favorite hymns! 🙂

  17. Jerralea says:

    I do love this song too, as well as Lamentations 3:22-33. I am so thankful for His new mercies!

  18. Natasha says:

    Another hymn that I haven't heard before-thank you for sharing this! I just love coming here!

    Thanks so much for always linking back to my Sunday Song post and joining in each week. I so appreciate your bloggy friendship!

    Best wishes always,
    Natasha.

  19. Karen says:

    As Thou hast been, Thou forever will be. Thank you, Lord!
    My first visit, from Sunday Song. Will be back. blessings on your day!

  20. JRFrugalMom says:

    This is very inspiring!

    Thank you for participating in last week’s Wednesday Window @ Frugality Is Free. I want to personally thank you for your kind words and your loyal participation.

    I would like to invite you to this week’s The Wednesday Window . It is the place to feature your favorite blog post of the past week or so, for more details check out Frugality Is Free.

  21. Renee says:

    Hi Ramona,

    This hymn is very beautiful! It's a great reminder every time I hear it. Thank you for sharing the story behind it, too. I love the Scripture.

    Have a very Happy Thanksgiving!!

    Renee

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