Scripture Verse

Heaven and earth shall pass away, but My words shall not pass away.@Matthew 24:35

Introduction

Words: Jo­seph Hart, Hymns Com­posed on Var­i­ous Sub­jects 1759, num­ber 48.

Music: Llef Grif­fith H. Jones, in Ga­mau Mawl, by Da­vid Jen­kins, 1890 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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portrait
Griffith H. Jones
(1849–1919)

Lyrics

The moon and stars shall lose their light.
The sun shall sink in endless night;
Both heav’n and earth shall pass away;
The works of nature all decay:

But they that in the Lord confide,
And shelter in His wounded side:
Shall see the danger overpast—
Stand every storm, and live at last.

What Christ has said must be fulfilled—
On this firm rock believers build;
His word shall stand, His truth prevail,
And not one jot or tittle fail.

His word is this (poor sinners, hear)
Believe on Me, and banish fear;
Cease from your own works, bad or good,
And wash your garments in My blood.