Mysterious God, beyond my comprehension,
deeper and wider than the wisest mind,
Stretching beyond conceivable dimension,
beyond the grasp of finite humankind. Mysterious God, mysterious God
revealed in Jesus, God-man mystery.
No single being could express your nature
You are One God, yet show Yourself as Three.
I stand before You as a finite creature,
numbers lose meaning in Your mystery. Refrain
Humbled, I try to think of You as spatial,
You’re everywhere now simultaneously;
worthy of temples gloriously palatial,
yet spurning these to live in mystery. Refrain
You live outside of Time that so confines me,
I can’t imagine Your Eternity.
Past, present, future: these constructs define me,
Your timeless present is a mystery. Refrain
You are Almighty, infinite in power;
what You decide is an accomplished deed.
I struggle to be faithful for one hour,
Your faithful rule is one more mystery. Refrain
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“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.