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Jesus Is Ever the Same

The friends we have trusted may turn us away

Author: E. R. Latta
Tune: [The friends we have trusted may turn us away]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The friends we have trusted may turn us away,
The lips that have praised us may blame;
But there is one friend who will never betray,
For Jesus is ever the same.

Ever the same, ever the same,
Jesus is ever the same;
Ever the same, ever the same,
Yes, Jesus is ever the same.

2 The hopes that we cherish may prove to be vain,
And perish the joys that we claim;
But there is a promise that still will remain,
For Jesus is ever the same. [Refrain]

3 The beautiful morning a tempest may bring,
And lightnings about us may flame;
But, certain as winter is followed by spring,
The Savior is ever the same. [Refrain]

4 Then let us in gladness obey His commands,
His love and His goodness proclaim;
The King of all kingdoms and Lord of all lands
Is ever and ever the same. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9210

Author: E. R. Latta

Eden Reeder Latta, 1839-1915 Born: March 24, 1839, Haw Patch, In­di­a­na. Died: Dec 21, 1915, Gut­ten­berg, Io­wa. Buried: City cem­e­tery, Gut­ten­berg, Io­wa. Boyhood friend of Wil­liam A. Og­den, Lat­ta taught for a time in the pub­lic schools of Coles­burg, Io­wa. He wrote over 1,600 songs and hymns in his life­time. His works in­clude: The Ri­ver of Life (Bos­ton, Mass­a­chu­setts: Ol­iv­er Dit­son Com­pa­ny) Sources: Hall, pp. 173-75 Lyrics-- Away to the Woods Beautiful Robe and Crown Blessèd Be the Fount­ain Bright Glo­ry to Come Can Je­sus See and Hear? Come to Je­sus Green Past­ures He Is Ris­en I’m a Child of the King It Is… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The friends we have trusted may turn us away
Title: Jesus Is Ever the Same
Author: E. R. Latta
Refrain First Line: Ever the same, ever the same
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #9210
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The Cyber Hymnal #9210

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