Scripture Verse

The truth of the Lord endureth for ever. Psalm 117:2


Thomas H. Stockton (1808–1868)

Words: Tho­mas H. Stock­ton, Stand Up for Jesus! A Chris­tian Ball­ad (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: T. H. Stock­ton, 1858), page 36.

Music: Ab­ends Her­bert S. Oake­ley, 1874 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tunes:

Herbert S. Oakeley (1830–1903)


Can truth di­vine ful­fill­ment fail?
Sooner shall star-crowned na­ture die!
Truth is the ve­ry breath of God—
Part of His own eter­ni­ty!

Earth’s ev­ery pulse may cease to flow,
And ev­ery voice be heard no more
The for­est crum­ble on the mount—
The sea cor­rupt up­on the shore;

The moon’s sup­ply of light ex­pire,
The sun it­self grow dense with gloom,
And fair­er sys­tems, sphered afar,
Dissolving, own the com­mon doom.

But long as stands Je­ho­vah’s throne,
Long as His be­ing shall en­dure
So long the truth His lips pro­claim
Remains in­vi­ol­ab­ly sure.