Through endless years Thou art the same. [Ps. cii.] This cento is found in several English and American hymnbooks; sometimes in four and at other times in five stanzas; and in most cases differing somewhat in the text. The earliest date to which we have traced it is the English Baptist New Selection of Hymns, 1828, No. 17, in 5 stanzas, the first of which is taken from Watts's version of Ps. cii., and the rest from the New Version, 1696, and in both instances with alterations. This text, with alterations and the omission of stanza v., was given in the American Congregational Church Psalmody, by Mason and Greene, Boston, 1831, No. 102. In some later American hymn-books, stanza v., as in the English Baptist New Selection, 1828, or altered, is restored. The text of the 1880 Supplement to the English Baptist Psalms & Hymns, is from the New Selection, slightly altered.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)