Great is Thy Faithfulness

Lamentations 3:22 & 23 (NASB) -
"22 The Lord’s acts of mercy indeed do not end,
For His compassions do not fail.
23 They are new every morning;
Great is Your faithfulness."

The old hymns have a special place in my heart and theologically they are more sound in doctrine because of their direct adaptation from Scripture rather than some of the new songs that are invoked by an emotion of spirituality. Whatever the source though, Jesus gets the glory and all the praise.

The song Great is Thy Faithfulness was written by Thomas Chisholm (1866-1960) with music composed by William Runyan (1870-1957) (Wikipedia, 2021). The hymn was termed "Faithfulness" for the 1956 Baptist Hymnal at the advice of William Runyan (REF.). The hymn gained popularity through its utilization at Moody Bible Institute by Dr. Houghton, the president of the Institute at the time (REF.).

The next time you have devotions, silent reflection, consider the words of this song. Listen to it on GodTube here or reflect on the words via hymn here.
 

bobinfaith

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Hello Sam;

I didn't know that hymnals or hymnbooks used for congregational singing are updated every 20 years for most churches.

However, Great Is Thy Faithfulness and one of my other favorites, Battle Hymn of the Republic, are still included in most hymnbooks because of the rich history of these two songs.

I remember Give Thanks written by Henry Smith in 1978 was once a contemporary worship song. But today falls in the category as a hymnal.

God bless you and your family.
 

CPerkins

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Singing is a way of giving praise to God. I have songs that I sing silently to myself and God during the day. You may have songs of praise for God that you sing on your own. I have been told that I'm a tenor, that is it is best if I sing ten or miles away, but hey it is the heart that counts.

God knows our hearts. It is primarily the attitude of praise and thanks God listens for.

cp
 

Via dolarossa

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Can you understand what you are chanting? I am very careful about repeating words I do not understand. I am accountable for what comes from mouth. LOL
I don’t chant them. I just listen to them.
They are in Latin.
I could look it up, I suppose, to know what they are saying, but I don’t😐

I’m not as versed in the scriptures as most of you here.
but what I get from them is the sense they mean business with God😊
 

CPerkins

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Oh no I don’t think the catholic faith is evil.
I’m just saying I don’t practice as catholic. I’ve no denomination

I'm also non-denominational, but I like to make sure that I'm following God. A song is like incense I want my offerings of praise to be pleasing to God having a sweet savor to God.

Who wrote a song doesn't really matter to me, I care that the words agree with God's word and otherwise are pleasing to God. If it is in Latin or Greek which a few of these Gregorian chants then I would personally want to find a translation to know what I'm singing.

cp
 

CPerkins

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I don’t chant them. I just listen to them.
They are in Latin.
I could look it up, I suppose, to know what they are saying, but I don’t😐

I’m not as versed in the scriptures as most of you here.
but what I get from them is the sense they mean business with God😊

Follow the Holy Spirit within you and the sense of peace suggests that there maybe good. I've enjoyed listening to these Gregorian chants as well. They have a fascinating and soothing sound that you don't hear in much of the music today.

cp
 
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