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.

Refrain:
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

Rv Eden Reeder Latta USA 1839-1915. Born at Haw Patch, IN, the son of a Methodist minister, (also a boyhood friend of hymn writer Willam A Ogden) he became a school teacher. During the American Civil War he preached for the Manchester Methodist Church and other congregations (possibly as a circuit rider filling empty pulpits). In 1863 he married Mary Elizabeth Wright, and they had five children: Arthur, Robert, Jennie, two others. He taught for the public schools of Manchester, and later Colesburg, IA. He moved to Guttenberg, IA, in the 1890s, and continued writing song lyrics for several major gospel composers, including William Ogden, James McGranahan, James Fillmore, and Edmund Lorenz. He wrote 1600+ songs and hymns, many being wi… 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

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The Cyber Hymnal #9210
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  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

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The Cyber Hymnal #9210

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