Lord God, by whom all change is wrought

Lord God, by whom all change is wrought

Author: Thomas H. Gill
Published in 17 hymnals

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1 Lord God, by whom all change is wrought,
By whom new things to birth are brought,
In whom no change is known!
Whate'er Thou dost, whate'er Thou art,
Thy people still in Thee have part;
Still, still Thou art our own.

2 Ancient of Days! we dwell in Thee;
Out of Thine own eternity
Our peace and joy are wrought
We rest in our eternal God,
And make secure and sweet abode
With Thee, who changest not.

3 Each steadfast promise we possess;
Thine everlasting truth we bless,
Thine everlasting love,
The unfailing Helper close we clasp,
The everlasting Arms we grasp,
Nor from the Refuge move.

4 Spirit who makest all things new,
Thou leadest onward; we pursue
The heavenly march sublime,
'Neath Thy renewing fire we glow,
And still from strength to strength we go,
From height to height we climb.

5 Darkness and dread we leave behind,
New light, new glory still we find,
New realms divine possess;
New births of grace new raptures bring;
Triumphant, the new song we sing,
The great Renewer bless.

6 To Thee we rise, in Thee we rest;
We stay at home, we go in quest,
Still Thou art our abode
The rapture swells, the wonder grows
As full on us new life still flows
From our unchanging God.

Source: Methodist Hymn and Tune Book: official hymn book of the Methodist Church #55a

Author: Thomas H. Gill

Gill, Thomas Hornblower, was born at Bristol Road, Birmingham, Feb. 10th, 1819. His parents belonged to English Presbyterian families which, like many others, had become Unitarian in their doctrine. He was educated at King Edward's Grammar School under Dr. Jeune, afterwards Bishop of Peterborough. He left the school in 1838, and would have proceeded to the University of Oxford, but was prevented by his hereditary Unitarianism (long since given up), which forbade subscription to the Articles of the Church of England then necessary for entrance to the University. This constrained him to lead the life of an isolated student, in which he gave himself chiefly to historical and theological subjects. Hence his life has been singularly devoid of ou… Go to person page >

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First Line: Lord God, by whom all change is wrought
Author: Thomas H. Gill



Instances (1 - 17 of 17)

Hymnal for Colleges and Schools #d161

Hymnal for Colleges and Schools. 3rd ed. #d162

Hymns Ancient and Modern, New Edition #323

Hymns and Psalms #39

Hymns of the Spirit for Use in the Free Churches of America #359

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Methodist Hymn and Tune Book #55a

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Methodist Hymn and Tune Book #55b

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Services for Congregational Worship #185

Songs of the Spirit #d236

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Sursum Corda #146a

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Sursum Corda #146b

The Methodist Hymn-Book with Tunes #55

The New Hymn and Tune Book #d220

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The Riverdale Hymn Book #53

University Hymn Book for use in the Chapel of Harvard University #d113

University Hymns #d101

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University Hymns #54

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