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Saturday, 31 October 2009

Great is thy faithfulness

There is a lovely Christian hymn that goes like this:

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. 

This song was penned by Thomas O. Chisholm. The excerpt above is not the entire song but one stanza alone. Whenever I hum this song or sing it, it fills me immense joy as I know that whatever might change or go wrong, there is someone who is the same. Critics may argue whatever but the personal faith that has been with me sustains, envelops and consoles me in dire straits.

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 beauty of this hymn lies in the manifold ways it can assure me. When in sorrow, this song strengthens me; when happy, this song uplifts me; when doubtful, this song kindles my faith and above all it enables me to feel the presence of my Lord with 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.

This blog is exclusively for gratitude and this song encompasses all gratefulness.
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!

I guess no one else can provide this kind of a faithfulness. EVER. 

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