Welcome to Great Is Thy Faithfulness website! Our purpose is two-fold: (1) to lift up the Name of Jesus and the authority of God’s Eternal Word and (2) to encourage/instruct viewers through Scripture, written articles, sermons and resource materials.  The website title is based on Lamentations 3:23, describing one of the many perfections of God. This verse inspired Thomas O. Chisholm to write a great hymn of faith in 1923.

The Scripture verse and hymn, Great Is Thy Faithfulness, took on special meaning during the darkest hour of my life. My first wife, Linda, was in an hypoxic coma for two and a half years and died on our 25th Wedding Anniversary. Through that most painful experience God demonstrated His great faithfulness. Truly, His compassions fail not. In time, the Lord led me to a lovely lady, Carrol, who  had lost her minister husband, Eddie, to cancer. In testimony to God’s great faithfulness, Carrol and I sang all three verses of this hymn to each other at our wedding. After 16 years of marriage,  our Lord’s mercies and faithfulness are indeed new every morning.  It is my prayer that this website would encourage you to experience this in your life also.

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.

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!

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.

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!

 

 

Words: Thomas O. Chisholm
© 1923, Ren. 1951 Hope Publishing Company, Carol Stream, IL 60188. All rights
Reserved. Used by permission.