Great is thy faithfulness (Runyan)


“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.
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.
Great is Thy faithfulness! . . .

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,
Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!
Great is Thy faithfulness! . . .

Music and Lyrics Copyright 1923, renewal 1951 by Hope Publishing Company. All Rights Reserved. Used with Permission.

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  • Tune: Faithfulness (Runyan)
  • Meter: 11 10 11 10 and Refrain
  • Style: Early 20th Century
  • Composer: William Marion Runyan (1870 – 1957)
  • Lyricist: Thomas Obediah Chisholm (1866 – 1960)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright 1923, renewal 2051 by Hope Publishing Company. All Rights Reserved. Used with Permission.
  • Performance ℗ 2019 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.
  • ISRC: UKTU21900036
  • UPC: 5060707370337

Be still, my soul (Finlandia)


Be still, my soul; the Lord is on thy side;
Bear patiently the cross of grief or pain;
Leave to thy God to order and provide;
In every change He faithful will remain.
Be still, my soul; thy best, thy heavenly, Friend
Through thorny ways leads to a joyful end.

Be still, my soul; thy God doth undertake
To guide the future as He has the past.
Thy hope, thy confidence, let nothing shake;
All now mysterious shall be bright at last.
Be still, my soul; the waves and winds still know
His voice who ruled them while He dwelt below.

Be still, my soul; the hour is hastening on
When we shall be forever with the Lord,
When disappointment, grief, and fear are gone,
Sorrow forgot, love’s purest joys restored.
Be still, my soul; when change and tears are past,
All safe and blessed we shall meet at last.


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  • Tune: Finlandia
  • Meter: 10 10 10 10 10 10
  • Style: Traditional Finnish
  • Composer: Jean Sibelius (1865 – 1957)
  • Lyricist: Katharina Amalia Dorothea Von Schlegal (b. 1697)
  • Translator: Jane L. Borthwick (1813-1897)
  • Usage: All Souls, General, Funeral, Passiontide
  • Music Copyright © Breitkopf and Härtel
  • Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2016 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.