He Is Just the Same Today

Have you ever heard of Jesus

Author: Jacob W. Byers (1897)
Tune: [Have you ever heard of Jesus]
Published in 8 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Have you ever heard of Jesus,
How He came from heav’n to earth,
With a name of mighty virtue,
Though by very humble birth?
When the world was held in bondage,
Under Satan’s dismal sway,
Jesus healed their dread diseases—
He is just the same today.

Refrain:
He is just the same today,
He is just the same today;
Yes, He healed in Galilee,
Set the suff’ring captives free,
And He’s just the same today.

2 Do you see the people gather
Round that great and holy Man,
Bringing all the sick and suff’ring,
Coming to Him all who can?
See Him look with great compassion,
As they fainted by the way!
How He called them gently to Him,
He is just the same today. [Refrain]

3 Is it true that every sickness
May be laid at Jesus’ feet?
All my trouble, care, and sorrow,
And I rest in joy complete?
Yes, my brother, every sadness,
If by faith to Him you pray,
He’ll remove with tender mercy,
For He’s just the same today. [Refrain]

4 Oh, that precious, loving Jesus!
His compassion still the same,
Toward poor sinful, suff’ring mortals
Who seek refuge in His name.
Heed the present invitation,
Oh, you need not stay away!
Just receive His healing favor,
For He’s just the same today. [Refrain]

Source: Timeless Truths #491

Author: Jacob W. Byers

Jacob Whistler Byers was born on March 26, 1859 in Albany, Whiteside County, Illinois to Andrew and Nancy (Whistler) Byers. His father was a farmer and a minister of a small denomination known as the River Brethren. Jacob received a basic rural education and self-taught himself to become a teacher. He was converted at a Methodist revival meeting. He and his wife, Jennie Shirk, were actively involved in the Brethren in Christ Church. They together began an evangelistic work in Illinois and Iowa over the next two years. In 1890 they felt that God was calling them to the Pacific coast. They opened an evangelistic mission in San Diego and also worked in Los Angeles and held tent meetings up the coast. In 1893 Byers wrote a book, the "The Gr… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Have you ever heard of Jesus
Title: He Is Just the Same Today
Author: Jacob W. Byers (1897)
Meter: 8.7.8.7 D with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: He is just the same today
Copyright: Public Domain

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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #12216
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  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

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