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He Changeth Not

Have you heard the wondrous story ringing down along the years

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Tune: [Have you heard the wondrous story] (Morris)
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Have you heard the wondrous story ringing down along the years
Like a ray of golden sunlight, chasing doubt, dispelling fears;
Of the Saviour who redeemed us, with his blood our pardon bought,
How his mercy still endures, from age to age he changeth not.

He changeth not, he changeth not;
Yesterday, today and evermore the same;
He changeth not, He changeth not,
Just the same kind, loving Jesus, praise his name!

2 He who was the “Friend of Sinners,” seeks the lost and erring still;
Every promise he hath given, he is faithful to fulfill;
“Tho’ your sins be red like crimson,” he will cleanse the darkest spot,
For his precious blood availeth evermore, he changeth not. [Refrain]

3 You may lean upon his bosom, finding there a perfect rest,
As the well-beloved disciple was once folded to his breast;
In his ear you still may whisper every anxious care or thought,
Knowing that he careth for you, precious Christ, he changeth not. [Refrain]

4 You may find a full salvation, perfect cleansing, perfect peace;
From the carnal mind deliv’rance; from your bondage sweet release;
He will break the bands that bind you, set the tempter’s pow’r at naught,
If you’ll only fully trust him, praise his name, he changeth not. [Refrain]

Source: The Old Story in Song Number Two #38

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris

Lelia (Mrs. C.H.) Morris (1862-1929) was born in Pennsville, Morgan County, Ohio. When her family moved to Malta on the Muskingum River she and her sister and mother had a millinery shop in McConnelsville. She and her husband Charles H. Morris were active in the Methodist Episcopal Church and at the camp meetings in Sebring and Mt. Vernon. She wrote hymns as she did her housework. Although she became blind at age 52 she continued to write hymns on a 28-foot long blackboard that her family had built for her. She is said to have written 1000 texts and many tunes including "Sweeter as the years go by." Mary Louise VanDyke Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Have you heard the wondrous story ringing down along the years
Title: He Changeth Not
Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Refrain First Line: He changeth not, he changeth not
Publication Date: 1908
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.


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