The author of this hymn, Tomas Obediah Chisholm, was born in a log cabin in Kentucky. At age 16 he began teaching school. He came to Christ at age 27 under the ministry of evangelist H.C. Morrison. But Chisholm’s health was unstable, and he alternated between bouts of illness and gainful employment in which he did everything from journalism to insurance to evangelistic work.
Like each and every one of us, Thomas had many ups and downs, trials and challenges to deal with during his lifetime. But through all the ups and downs, he discovered new mercies from God every morning. God is good every day then and still is for each of us.
Enjoy the prayer blessing of this faithful hymn:
I dare you not to hum along – you can’t help it with this song. These words set to music are powerful.