Thursday, November 27, 2008

Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to reflect on the many things for which we have to be thankful. I have the usual things on my list, family, friends, our health... But none of these things would be possible without God's incredible faithfulness to provide for us--all that we have, all that we are, all that we will be. I love to sing "Great Is Thy Faithfulness" but I can never get through the hymn without being overcome with gratitude for His great faithfulness to me. By the end I am struggling to sing through tears while wanting to just fall on my face and worship the One who has provided for me and delighted me and loved me even when I didn't deserve any of it! Oh GREAT is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!

Here are the words so you can sing along with me or you can listen to it here:

Great Is Thy Faithfulness by Thomas 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 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!


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!

Have a blessed Thanksgiving, everyone!

1 comment:

Magic Brush said...

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