Christ My Song - 1054
O thou, who from Eternity - The Unchanging One
(Hannah K. Burlingham/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
The Unchanging One.
"I am the Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed." (Malachi 3,6)
1. O thou, who from Eternity
art the unchanging God,
give us a child-like trust in thee,
reliance on thy word;
let us on Christ, our Rock divine,
constant, unshaken stand,
grasping each priceless truth of thine
with firm unfaltering hand.
2. Teach us in conscious weakness, Lord,
on thee alone to lean;
let us rejoice, when ’gainst our foes
our powerlessness is seen;
then is our time to rest on thee,
(e’en in the darkest hour):
glory to thee, thou canst not fail
to prove thy love and power.
3. Boundless resources, Lord, are ours;
in thee we’re rich indeed:
"God of all grace," whose wondrous name
suits every time of need.
This precious story of thy grace
let us more simply hear;
more steadfast run the allotted race,
free from all care and fear.
4. Our cause is thine, we wait on thee,
nor can we wait in vain:
no! we shall more than conquerors be,
a palm of victory gain!
For in the Name thou holdest dear,
our confidence we rest;
therefore our cry has reached thine ear;
granted is our request.
5. Our Father! since we know thy Name,
we put our trust in thee:
thou art, and hast been, still the same,
and wilt for ever be.
O guide our footsteps day by day;
be thou our hearts’ delight:
till Jesus calls us hence away,
to walk with him in white.
Hannah K. Burlingham, Wayside Songs, 1901, 87-89.