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288. Great Is Thy Faithfulness

1 Great is thy faithfulness, God our Creator,
there is no shadow of turning with thee;
thou changest not, thy compassions, they fail not;
as thou has been thou forever wilt 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, ever to me!

2 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. [Refrain]

3 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 --
wondrous the portion thy blessings provide. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Great is thy faithfulness, God our Creator
Title: Great Is Thy Faithfulness
Author: Thomas O. Chisholm (1923, alt.)
Refrain First Line: Great is thy faithfulness!
Meter: 11 10 11 10 with refrain
Language: English
Publication Date: 1996
Topic: God: Nature of God; Adoration and Praise; Blessings (37 more...)
Copyright: © 1923, renewed 1951 Hope Publishing Company
Notes: Now Public Domain.
Tune Information
Composer: William M. Runyan (1923)
Composer (descant): Joachim Segger (1995)
Meter: 11 10 11 10 with refrain
Key: D Major
Copyright: Music copyright © 1933, renewal 1951 Hope Publishing Company. Descant copyright © 1995 Hope Publishing Company.

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