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Ps. 92: Great is Thy Faithfulness

Artist Marty Lamar sits in a white shirt

Marty Austin Lamar is a musician, writer, and thespian. Marty currently serves as the Director of Music and Creative Arts at Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church in Washington, DC, and as a full-time lecturer and coordinator of the BFA Musical Theater program at Howard University

 

“It is good to praise the Lord and make music to your name, 

O Most High, 

proclaiming your love in the morning and your faithfulness at night, 

to the music of the ten-stringed lyre and the melody of the harp.”

-Psalm 92:1-3

When I reread the opening lines of Psalm 92 for the PsalmSeason project, I immediately thought of the hymn “Great is Thy Faithfulness.” I have been singing this hymn all of my life. I grew up worshipping with three generations of my family and this hymn is a constant reminder of the strength, courage, and faith of my ancestors. My family would sing this hymn in triumph and tragedy. The conceit was always the same: God is Great and faithful in and through all things. Now we find ourselves in the midst of medical, political and racial pandemics. Parent God is still faithful, holy, mighty and worthy of praise—morning by morning, in every situation.

 

Credits:

Great Is Thy Faithfulness

Hope Publishing, 1923

Lyrics: Thomas Obadiah Chisolm

Music: William M. Runyan

Arrangement and Performance: Marty Austin Lamar (Snokey Music)

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