The Weekly Hymn

There are many hymns on the faithfulness of God. One of the best of the modern ones is “What a faithful God have I” by Robert Critchley. He takes us through a different aspect of this truth in each verse: In the first verse we are reminded that God is faithful when we come to him in worship and praise – he always wants to hear us. In verse 2, we move to those times when we go through difficulties and trials. Here God can be relied upon to give us shelter if we rely on him. Finally he is also there to help us as we give help and support to others who need it.

Lord, I come before Your throne of grace
I find rest in Your presence,
And fullness of Joy
In worship and wonder,
I behold Your face
Singing what a faithful God have I

What a faithful God have I
What a faithful God
What a faithful God have I
Faithful in every way

Lord of mercy, You have heard my cry
Through the storm You’re the beacon
My song in the night
In the shelter of Your wings
Hear my heart’s reply,
Singing what a faithful God have I

Lord, all sovereign
Granting peace from heaven
Let me comfort those who suffer
With the comfort You have given
I will tell of Your great love
For as long as I live
Singing what a faithful God have I

Robert Critchley

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