Open Hymnal

Grace Immutable

1 O MY distrustful heart,
How small thy faith appears!
But greater, Lord, Thou art
Than all my doubts and fears:
Did Jesus once upon me shine?
Then Jesus is forever mine.

2 Unchangeable His will,
Whatever be my frame;
His loving heart is still
Eternally the same:
My soul through many changes goes,
His love no variation knows.

3 Thou, Lord, wilt carry on,
And perfectly perform,
The work Thou hast begun
In me a sinful worm:
’Midst all my fears, and sin, and woe,
Thy Spirit will not let me go.

4 The bowels of Thy grace
At first did freely move:
I still shall see Thy face,
And feel that God is love:
My soul into Thine arms I cast,
I know I shall be saved at last.

William Hammond, 1745

C. H. Spurgeon, Our Own Hymn Book: A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Public, Social and Private Worship, (London: Passmore & Alabaster, 1883).

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