The Lord Is Faithful

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A hymn on the faithfulness of God from the series of hymns titled "The Lord Is"


The Lord is faithful, just, and true, the source of truth and reason.
His faithfulness is manifest in every changing season.
His promises are sure;
His Word our hope secures.
God cannot lie or change;
His covenants remain
Before all time and ever.

The Lord has kept His promises to send us a Redeemer:
The true and living Word appeared for lying, faithless sinners.
The Son of God obeyed
And on the cross He stayed;
Since faithfully He lived,
We trust God will forgive
All who rely on Jesus.

The Lord will never let us go but keep us by His power;
His faithfulness will ever be our strong and mighty tower.
In failure and in pain,
He faithful will remain,
So let us keep our word
And make His promise heard.
His Word endures forever.

By Eric Schumacher & David L. Ward
© 2010

Scripture References

Reference format: A.B.C where A = Hymn number, B = Stanza number, C = Line number
15.1.1a Deuteronomy 7:9 "Know therefore that the LORD your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations."
15.1.1b Zephaniah 3:5 "The LORD within [Jerusalem] is righteous; he does no injustice; every morning he shows forth his justice; each dawn he does not fail."
15.1.1c 1 John 5:20 "And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true; and we are in him who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life."
15.1.2 Acts 14:17 "[God] did good by giving you rains from heaven and fruitful seasons, satisfying your hearts with food and gladness."
15.1.3 Hebrews 10:23 "Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful."
15.1.4 Psalm 119:114 "You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in your word."
15.1.5a Titus 1:2 "God, who never lies, promised [eternal life] before the ages began."
15.1.5b Malachi 3:6 "I the LORD do not change."
15.1.6-7 Deuteronomy 7:9 "Know therefore that the LORD your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations." Hebrews 13:20 "May the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant..."
15.2.1 Genesis 3:15 "I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel." Galatians 4:4-5 "When the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons."
15.2.2a 1 Thessalonians 1:9 " You turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God"
15.2.2b Luke 19:10 "The Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost." 2 Timothy 2:13 "If we are faithless, he remains faithful"
15.2.3-4 Philippians 2:8 "Being found in human form, [Jesus] humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross."
15.2.5 Hebrews 10:9-10 "[Jesus said,] 'Behold, I have come to do your will.' ... And by that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all."
15.2.6 1 John 1:9 "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."
15.3.1 1 Peter 1:5 "You, by God’s power, are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time."
15.3.2 Psalm 91:4 "Under His wings you will find refuge; His faithfulness is a shield and buckler."
15.3.3-4 Leviticus 3:19,21-23 "Remember my affliction and my wanderings... But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
15.3.5 James 5:12 "But above all, my brothers, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or by any other oath, but let your 'yes' be yes and your 'no' be no"
15.3.6 Acts 15:32-33 "We bring you the good news that what God promised to the fathers, this he has fulfilled to us their children by raising Jesus"
15.3.7 Psalm 119:160 "The sum of your word is truth, and every one of your righteous rules endures forever."


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