Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

portrait
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 & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

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.