Great is Thy Faithfulness

This hymn about God's faithfulness was written as a poem by American Methodist teacher, poet and hymn-writer, Thomas O Chisholm (1866–1960) in 1923. 

The text has meter 11.10.11.10 with refrain and is almost always set to FAITHFULNESS (Runyan), which was composed for the text by American Methodist organist, minister and composer William M. Runyan (1870–1957), and first published in 1923 by Hope Publishing Company.

Both the lyrics and tune may still be copyright in many countries, but not in the USA due to their original publication date.


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Examples

Singer with guitar-led accompaniment, lyrics on-screen:



CCM arrangement, professional recording:



Contemporary duet with light orchestral backing



Large choir/congregation with organ and brass - TV show:



Congregation with organ and bell-choir:



Virtual choir, unaccompanied:


Lyrics:

Traditional

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.

Refrain:
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 great presence to cheer and to guide;
Strength for today, and bright hope for tomorrow
Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside.

Modern

Great is You faithfulness, O God my Father;
There is no shadow of turning with you,
You changest not, Your compassions they fail not,
As You have been, You forever will be.

Refrain:
Great is Your faithfulness!
Great is Your faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see
All I have needed Your hand has provided
Great is Your 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 Your great faithfulness, mercy, and love.

Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth,
Your own great presence to cheer and to guide;
Strength for today, and bright hope for tomorrow
Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside.

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