Start. Ever Been Disappointed?. Health? Job ? Self? Friend? Family ?. Thomas O. Chisholm. 1866-1960 School teacher at 16 Changed jobs many times due to health Newspaper editor/manager Minister Insurance sales Wrote 1200 poems; 800+ published; many set to music O To Be Like Thee
Only in Thee, O Savior mine,Dwelleth my soul in peace divine,Peace that the world, though all combine,Never can take from me.Pleasures of earth, so seemingly sweet,Fail at the last my longings to meet;Only in Thee my bliss is complete,Only, dear Lord, in Thee!
Only in Thee a radiance bright,Shines like a beacon in the night,Guiding my pilgrim bark aright,Over life’s trackless sea.Only in Thee, when troubles molest,When with temptation I am oppressed,There is a sweet pavilion of rest,Only, dear Lord, in Thee!
Only in Thee, when days are drear,When neither sun nor stars appear,Still I can trust and feel no fear,Sing when I cannot see.Only in Thee, whatever betide,All of my need is freely supplied;There is no help nor helper beside,Only, dear Lord, in Thee!
Only in Thee, dear Savior, slain,Losing Thy life my own to gain,Trusting, I’m cleansed from ev’ry stain;Thou art my only plea.Only in Thee my heart will delight,Till in that land where cometh no nightFaith will be lost in heavenly sight,Only, dear Lord, in Thee!
Great is thy faithfulness
Great is thy faithfulness, O God my fatherThere is no shadow of turning with TheeThou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail notAs Thou hast been, Thou for ever will be
Summer and winter, and springtime and harvestSun, moon and stars in their courses aboveJoin with all nature in manifold witnessTo thy great faithfulness, mercy and lovePardon for sin and a peace that endurethThine own dear presence to cheer and to guideStrength for today and bright hope for tomorrowBlessings all mine, with ten thousand beside
Great is thy faithfulnessGreat is thy faithfulnessMorning by morning new mercies I seeAll I have needed thy hand hath providedGreat is thy faithfulness, Lord unto me
"My income has not been large at any time due to impaired health in the earlier years which has followed me until now. Although 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.“
From a letter by Thomas Chisholm, 1941
God is greater than all our challenges!
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. (5) Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; (6) do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. (7) And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. - ESV