SOW 9: Great Is Thy Faithfulness Part 2

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Happy Thanksgiving, dear friends! Last week, during Songs Of Worship #8, I shared the story behind one of the greatest hymns of all times, Great Is Thy Faithfulness, which is Thomas Obadiah Chisholm’s tribute to God for all He had done in his life. This week, I’d like to explore the lyrics, and share CeCe Winan’s soulful version of the hymn.


Great Is Thy Faithfulness consists of three verses and a refrain that glorify God as follows:

Verse 1 demonstrates God’s faithfulness as revealed in His Word (see James 1:17). We can trust God to be faithful and to keep His promises because His character is steadfast and unchanging.

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 will be.

Verse 2 demonstrates God’s faithfulness as revealed in creation (see Psalm 19:1-6). The universe and everything in it continues to run in an orderly fashion – without our help or intervention – because the hand of God faithfully oversees it.

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.

Verse 3 demonstrates God’s faithfulness as revealed in the lives of His people. Chisholm outlines a few of the many blessings that God bestows upon us in this verse, and then acknowledges that God’s blessings are too numerous to count!

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!

The refrain that is sung after each verse glorifies God by echoing Lamentations 3:22-23:

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!

This week, as you comment, I invite you to bless one another by sharing some of the things you are thankful for and some of the many ways God has shown His faithfulness to you. Have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving, dear friends!

For More Inspiration

To share more worship moments, click here for the complete list of songs!
For more inspiring posts and musical moments, visit the following sites:

Then Sings My Soul Saturdays
Spiritual Sundays
Sunday Song
Sunday Sitar
Something Beautiful
Motivational Mondays
The Wednesday Window
Thankful Thursday
Saturday Sampling

22 Responses to “SOW 9: Great Is Thy Faithfulness Part 2”

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  1. Whidbey Woman says:

    Oh, I so love this hymn. And Cece is such a wonderful singer! Thank you for sharing this with us this weekend. God is indeed faithful and worthy of our praise and thanksgiving!
    Have a happy Spiritual Sunday and a blessed holiday.

  2. sarah says:

    I like this song too and He is pretty faithful…for that I'm thankful…Happy weeknend. ☺

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  8. Ruth says:

    thank you for this post!

    Have a blessed thanksgiving week!!

    Blessings,
    Ruth

  9. Amiko says:

    Amen.

    Have a great week and be blessed.

  10. Charlotte says:

    How wonderful we have no doubt that He is faithful. I love this song. Thank you for sharing the beautiful video and the words too.
    Blessings for a Happy Thanksgiving.
    Charlotte

  11. Donnie says:

    That was such a lovely song and message. Have a blessed Thanksgiving.

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  13. Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage says:

    What a beautiful voice she has. Thank-you for sharing this song today.
    Blessings,
    Ginger

  14. Fresh Mommy says:

    Beautiful, beautiful song. Thanks for sharing it!

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    Calling by from Italy, via Australia to listen to your Sunday Song selection. Thankyou for sharing such a beautiful song.

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  21. Rita T. says:

    Powerful song. Happy Thanksgiving!

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    What a wonderful hymn.

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