Weekly Worship Fact
For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, He cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over Him. The death He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life He lives, He lives to God. In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus.
Romans 6:9-11 (NIV)
“Great is Thy Faithfulness”
Lamentations 3:22-23 says, Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. This text, written by the prophet Jeremiah, inspired Thomas Chisholm to write the great hymn Great Is Thy Faithfulness. Though Chisholm was not a rich man by earthly measures, he understood the wealth he had in Christ, saying, “God has given me many wonderful displays of His providing care which have filled me with astonishing gratefulness.” Chisholm sent his poetry to a friend, William Runyan, who composed the melody we sing today. Since then, Great Is Thy Faithfulness has continued to be sung throughout the world by Christians proclaiming God’s faithfulness and love.
To hear Great Is Thy Faithfulness and other music that we use in worship, log onto Planning Center Online. You can use the email firstname.lastname@example.org and the password music. Once on the site, click on the blue arrows to the right of each song. The right-hand side will drop down and allow you to link to places where you can purchase these songs or to sites with the stories behind the song.
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