Sabbath Rest – Great is Thy Faithfulness


Today is my Mom’s 91st birthday. God called her home almost 20 years ago, much to soon and much too quickly for us on this side of heaven.  I will always have the memory of my sisters and I gathered around her bed, singing hymns with her.  It was a very long time before I could sing “Great is Thy Faithfulness” or “It is Well with My Soul” without tears streaming down my face. And so it feels today – a day filled with memories. So for our Sabbath Rest today, I’ve found a beautiful simple arrangement by Chris Rice.



Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father
There is no shadow of turning with Thee;
Thou changes not, Thy compassion, they fail not;
As Thou hast been, Thou forever will 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 endurest
Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide;
Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,
Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!

3 thoughts on “Sabbath Rest – Great is Thy Faithfulness”

  1. I still cannot sing that song without tears! Was my Das favorite and he has been gone 24 years so I can relate 😘

  2. Thanks, Steph,
    I mentioned that to Fitz yesterday and we were thinking about her last days and how hard they were but how merciful the Lord was being to all of us.
    Love you, Joie

  3. Dear Steph,
    I’m catching up today on your blogposts. “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” is one of my favorite hymns as it was also a favorite of my Dad’s. My tears are from the gratitude of having a faithful, loving heavenly Father who is always there and always has been even when I have fallen or ventured away from him.

    Blessings for your ministry.

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