‘The Steadfast Love of the Lord Never Ceases’
ACU Today references a moving tribute to a 1973 graduate who wrote a popular Christian song:
Sharon Newman (’76) and Kay Taylor (’75), two longtime friends of 1973 Abilene Christian University alumna Amy Bessire, wrote this piece to help memorialize the talented songwriter who penned “The Steadfast Love of the Lord Never Ceases.” With their permission, we share it with those of you who remember her and appreciate this simple but inspiring piece of music:
“His mercies never end, they are new every morning! Great is Thy faithfulness! The Lord is my portion says my soul. Therefore I will hope in Him!”
When our friend Amy Bessire read that portion of Lamentations 3:22-24, she noticed the syncopation, rhythm and flow, and envisioned it as a song with an echo. She even heard it in her mind, accompanied by an enormous brass section in surround sound.
Most of us in the Churches of Christ, however, are familiar with it as the song we’ve sung at church camps, youth rallies, church services and home devotionals: “The Steadfast Love of the Lord Never Ceases.”
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