Scripture Verse

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


Words: John Kill­ing­hall (?–1740). Pub­lished in Life of Faith Ex­emp­li­fied and Re­com­mend­ed in a Let­ter Found in the Stu­dy of the Rev. Jo­seph Bel­cher, Late of Ded­ham, New Eng­land (Lon­don: 1741).

Music: St. Sav­iour (Bak­er) Fred­er­ick G. Bak­er, in the Bris­tol Tune Book, Se­cond Se­ries (Lon­don: No­vel­lo, Ew­er, 1876) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Kill­ing­hall or Bak­er (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


In all my trou­bles, sharp and long,
[Or, In ev­ery trou­ble, sharp and strong]
My soul to Je­sus flies;
My an­chor-hold is firm on Him,
When swell­ing bil­lows rise.

His com­forts bear my spir­its up,
I trust a faith­ful God;
The sure foun­da­tion of my hope
Is in a Sav­ior’s blood.

Loud al­le­lu­ias sing, my soul,
To thy Re­deem­er’s name;
In joy, in sor­row, life and death,
His love is still the same.