Great Is Thy Faithfulness
Thomas O. Chisholm
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.
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 a bright hope for tomorrow,
Blessings all mine, With ten thousand beside!
Thomas O. Chisholm was born in Kentucky, became a Christian at age 27 and wrote this song in 1923. He wrote over one thousand poems and hymns. He admits that there was no big story behind this hymn. He just saw God's blessings every day in his life. This song wasn't very popular at first but was made popular later during Billy Graham Crusades.