Monday, on The Voice, Kentucky native Jordan Smith unleashed an amazing rendition of the classic hymn “Great is Thy Faithfulness” on Monday and blew the judges, audience, and even the stage crew away. Actual chills.
Jordan, who grew up singing in church with his family, said, “God provides. He’s like, ‘I’m going to do everything for you, all you have to do is wake up every morning and be who you are.’”
Country star and judge Blake Sheldon commented that, “Coming off the weekend and the horrible things that happened over in Paris and just kind of having a heavy hear the last few days, thank you for that.”
“You come along and you make us all feel that there’s a hope. You are a sense of rejuvenation,” said rocker Adam Levine.
Pharrell Williams was so moved by Jordan’s rendition that he said, “Dude, you had me standing up in the middle of the song. I think everybody needs to go to iTunes right now. I don’t care about the vote. Go to iTunes right now and buy this song from this guy right now!”
Even Shia LaBeouf was impressed…
Great is Thy Faithfulness:
“Great is Thy faithfulness,” O God my Father,
There is no shadow of turning with Thee;
Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not
As Thou hast been, Thou forever wilt be.
“Great is Thy faithfulness!” “Great is Thy faithfulness!”
Morning by morning new mercies I see;
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided—
“Great is Thy faithfulness,” Lord, unto me!
Summer and winter, and springtime and harvest,
Sun, moon and stars in their courses above,
Join with all nature in manifold witness
To Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.
Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth,
Thine own great presence to cheer and to guide;
Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,
Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!
-Thomas O. Chisholm (1923)