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GREAT IS THY FAITHFULNESS

There are many wonderful songs and hymns written today that are added to the inspirational and beloved music from past generations. One such hymn from a recent generation is a poem written by Thomas Chisholm. Thomas passed away in 1960 at the age of 94.


Born in a humble log cabin in Franklin, Kentucky... he grew up without the benefit of high school or advanced training. Yet he began a career as a school teacher at the age of sixteen. He became the associate editor of the Franklin Favourite, a local newspaper. Later when he accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Saviour, he became the office editor of the Pentecostal Herald. He was ordained to Christian ministry and was a Pastor for a time until ill health forced his resignation. He became an insurance agent from which he retired in 1953.


The impaired health which followed him throughout life also impaired his income of which he stated, “has not been large at any time.” Yet he is quick to add. “I must not fail to record here the unfailing faithfulness of a covenant-keeping God and that He has given me many wonderful displays of His providing care, for which I am filled with astonishing gratefulness.”


Thomas Chisholm’s well-known hymn, GREAT IS THY FAITHFULNESS, stands out amongst hymns like a beacon. It wonderfully expresses God’s personal and constant faithfulness to each one!

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