Home | Songs By Year | Songs from 1923

Great Is Thy Faithfulness

Buy Great Is Thy Faithfulness now from Amazon

First, read the Wikipedia article. Then, scroll down to see what other TopShelfReviews readers thought about the song. And once you've experienced the song, tell everyone what you thought about it.

Wikipedia article

{{Infobox musical composition

| name = Great Is Thy Faithfulness

| type =

| image =

| alt =

| caption =

| translation =

| native_name =

| native_name_lang =

| composer = Thomas Chisholm

| genre = Hymn

| occasion =

| text =

| language =

| written =

| based_on =

| meter = with refrain

| melody = "Faithfulness" by William M. Runyan

| composed =

| published = 1923 by Hope Publishing

| misc =


'Great Is Thy Faithfulness' is a popular Christian hymn written by Thomas Chisholm (18661960) with music composed by William M. Runyan (18701957) in Baldwin City, Kansas, U.S.

The phrase "great is thy faithfulness" comes from the Old Testament Book of Lamentations 3:23. These exact words occur in both the King James Bible and the Revised Standard Version.


Thomas O. Chisholm wrote the poem in 1923 about God's faithfulness over his lifetime. Chisholm sent the song to William Runyan in Kansas, who was affiliated with both the Moody Bible Institute and Hope Publishing Company. Runyan set the poem to music, and it was published that same year by Hope Publishing Company and became popular among church groups.Steve Benner, [http://www.oremus.org/hymnal/g/g390.html] (1999-2003) (accessed February 16, 2012) The Biblical lyrics reference Lamentations 3:22-23. The song was exposed to wide audiences after becoming popular with Dr. William Henry Houghton of the Moody Bible Institute and Billy Graham, who used the song frequently on his international crusades.Kenneth W. Osbeck, 101 hymn stories, (Kregel Publications, 1982) pg. 83 [https://books.google.com/books?id=kN-FilvMftwC&source=gbs_navlinks_s] Since the middle 20th century, this hymn has been the university hymn of Cairn University.

In 2019, the song entered the public domain in the United States.McIntyre, Dean. [https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/hymns-public-domain-and-copyright Hymns, Public Domain, and Copyright]. 'United Methodist Church Discipleship Ministries'. Retrieved January 19, 2019.



Buy Great Is Thy Faithfulness now from Amazon

<-- Return to songs from 1923

This work is released under CC-BY-SA. Some or all of this content attributed to http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?oldid=1084228035.