Scripture Verse

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Hebrews 13:8

Introduction

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Samuel S. Wesley
(1810–1876)

Words: James Ed­mes­ton, Hymns for the Cham­ber of Sic­kness (Lon­don: Re­li­gious Tract So­ci­e­ty, 1844), page 12.

Music: Gros­ven­or (Wes­ley) Sam­u­el S. Wes­ley, Eur­o­pe­an Psalmi­st 1872 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Ed­mes­ton (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

Change is written everywhere,
Time and death o’er all are ranging;
Seasons, creatures, all declare,
Man is mortal, earth is changing.

Life and all its treasures seem
Like a sea in constant motion;
Thanks for an eternal beam
Shining o’er the pathless ocean.

One by one, although each name
Providence or death will sever;
Jesus Christ is still the same
Yesterday, today, forever.