Thursday, April 23, 2015

Gems from "Great is Thy Faithfulness" Hymn

It was last February when I blogged about still waiting of my pregnancy after series of medical helps. I'm still waiting and though, I think, disappointments intensify as I feel those very familiar pain in my tummy month after month, GOD's grace abounds all the more to reach me in my deepest pit. 

God did again just today. After praying, my husband Bernard called for words he knows I need and then this hymn, Great is Thy Faithfulness, plays in my cellphone. The song appears to be so new to me that it pushes me for a meditation and be strengthened again. Below are the gems I found:

Who are You today, God?
The GOD I met in the Old Testament
The GOD I read in the New Testament
Still the same GOD I behold today
Never will I turn my back away from You
You are the same yesterday, today and forever

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.

What do I have today, God?
Never I lack of things I need in my existence
Your unfathomable wisdom guides my provision
By your new mercies every morning You bestow them to me
What I have today, I trust and thank Thee
These are the things You know I need; thus, enough for me

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!

Who are with me today, God?
Your Word tells me that heavens declare Your glory
The nature never gets weary demonstrating Your power
Birds in the sky never get hungry; newborn wilds are nursed by You
Unseen hence unappreciated beautiful creations still sing of Your love
I will then join in their mighty chorus in adoration of You

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.

Can I still hold on today, God?
You delighted to be called my Emmanuel, my GOD who is with us
Why then is my soul downcast within me? Rise and feel His presence
Amidst this scourging storm, be still and know GOD
Can I think of a day He left my side to comfort and cheer me up?
Praise be to God, the God of all comfort who never leaves His child

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!

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