In this season of Thanksgiving, we are grateful to the many people who benefit from Hymnary on a regular basis.

So far in 2021 we have had more than 8 million people from more than 200 countries around the globe come to the Hymnary website! Thank you to all who use and all who support it with gifts of time, talent and treasure.

If you feel moved to support our work today with a gift of any amount and a word of encouragement, we would be grateful. To donate online, please use the Calvin University secure giving site. If you'd like to make a gift by check, please send it to:, Calvin University, 3201 Burton Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

Jesus Ever Is the Same True Friend

Though the seasons come and go

Author: Alice J. Cleator
Tune: [Though the seasons come and go]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Though the seasons come and go,
Summer’s sun and winter’s snow,
Tho’ the passing years to earth their changes lend;
There is One whose love so free
Evermore will changeless be!
Jesus ever is the same true friend!

Jesus is our friend,
Ever the same true friend!
He’s the one on whom we may depend;
Tho’ afar our steps would roam,
He would seek to bring us home,
Jesus ever is the same true friend!

2 Time’s swift current onward glides,
There is nothing which abides,
To the fleeting years all things must surely bend;
Friends may false or faithless prove,
But there’s One whose name is Love!
Jesus ever is the same true friend! [Refrain]

3 Then, while swift years haste away,
Let us strive from day to day
To be those on whom the Master may depend,
For tho’ naught may long endure,
Of this truth our hearts are sure,
Jesus ever is the same true friend! [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of the Gospel No. 2: for use in religious meetings #25

Author: Alice J. Cleator

Alice Jean Cleator, 1871-1926 Born: Cir­ca 1871, An­dre­as, Isle of Man, Eng­land. Died: Cir­ca April 27, 1926, Cleve­land, Ohio. Cleator’s family ev­i­dent­ly em­igrat­ed to Amer­i­ca in the 1870’s. She was liv­ing in Clar­idon, Ohio, in 1880, & Geau­ga Coun­ty, Ohio, in 1900, 1910, & 1920. She taught school in New York Ci­ty, re­tir­ing some time be­fore 1915. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Though the seasons come and go
Title: Jesus Ever Is the Same True Friend
Author: Alice J. Cleator
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Jesus is our friend
Publication Date: 1905
Copyright: Public Domain


Instances (1 - 1 of 1)
TextAudioPage Scan

New Songs of the Gospel No. 2 #25

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us


It looks like you are using an ad-blocker. Ad revenue helps keep us running. Please consider white-listing or subscribing to eliminate ads entirely and help support