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The Mountains Shall Depart

If Jesus is ours, we have a true friend

Author: William Hammond
Published in 11 hymnals

Representative Text

1 If Jesus is ours, we have a true Friend,
Whose goodness endures the same to the end;
Our comforts may vary, our frames may decline,
We cannot miscarry; our aid is divine.

2 Though God may delay to show us his light,
And heaviness may endure for a night,
Yet joy in the morning shall surely abound;
No shadow of turning in Jesus is found.

3 The hills may depart, and mountains remove,
But faithful thou art, O Fountain of Love.
The Father has graven our names on thy hands,
Our building in heaven eternally stands.

4 A moment he hid the light of his face,
Yet firmly decreed to save us by grace;
And though he reproved us, and still may reprove,
For ever he loved us, and ever will love.

Source: A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship. In four parts (10th ed.) (Gadsby's Hymns) #343

Author: William Hammond

Hammond, William, B.A, born at Battle, Sussex, Jan. 6, 1719, and educated at St. John's College, Cambridge. In 1743 he joined the Calvinistic Methodists; and in 1745, the Moravian Brethren. He died in London, Aug. 19, 1783, and was buried in the Moravian burial-ground, Sloane Street, Chelsea. He left an Autobiography in Greek, which remains unpublished. His original hymns, together with his translations from the Latin, were published in his:— Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs. To which is prefix'd A Preface, giving some Account of a Weak Faith, and a Full Assurance of Faith; and briefly stating the Doctrine of Sanctification; and shewing a Christian's Completeness, Perfection, and Happiness in Christ. By William Hammond, A.B., late of… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: If Jesus is ours, we have a true friend
Title: The Mountains Shall Depart
Author: William Hammond
Language: English
Refrain First Line:
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 11 of 11)

A Baptist Hymn Book, Designed Especially for the Regular Baptist Church and All Lovers of Truth #d348

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A New Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #519


A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship. In four parts (10th ed.) (Gadsby's Hymns) #343

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Baptist Hymn Book #a869

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Hymns of the Church Militant #91

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Public, Parlour, and Cottage Hymns. A New Selection #II.26

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The Baptist Hymn Book #778

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The Baptist Hymn Book #869

The Village Hymn book #d123

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