The Unchanging One

When our Lord was here in the olden time

Author: F. A. Blackmer
Tune: [When our Lord was here in the olden time]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1. When our Lord was here in the olden time,
As he went his earthly way,
He would hear the cry of the humblest soul,
But is he the same today?

He is just the same today,
Yes, he's just the same today,
For he hears and answers when we pray,
He is just the same today!

2. To our burdened one by the weight of sin,
O how often did he say,
"Freely I forgive, go and sin no more,
"But is he the same today? [Chorus]

3. Then they bro't their sick to the Master's feet,
And he never said them nay,
For he heal'd them all with his gracious touch,
But is he the same today? [Chorus]

4. When with "one accord" his disciples prayed
On that Pentecostal day,
As he said, the Spirit upon them came,
But is he the same today? [Chorus]

5. "Jesus Christ the same yesterday, today,
And forever," doth it say
In his holy word, and we do believe
He is just the same today. [Chorus]

Source: Carols of Hope: a compilation of select sacred songs for use in Sunday schools, praise and young people's services #109

Author: F. A. Blackmer

Blackmer, Francis Augustus. (Ware, Massachusetts, February 17, 1855--October 8, 1930, Somerville, Massachusetts). Advent Christian musician. His parents, Augustus and Jane Blackmer, were among those caught up in the excitement of the Millerite Movement. One son, Fred, became an Advent Christian minister. Francis, with a talent recognized at an early age, consecrated his own life to Christian service as a musician. He was immersed in baptism at the Adventist campmeeting in Springfield, Massachusetts, by Elder Miles Grant. His early years were spend in central Massachusetts, his schooling at Wilbraham Academy. He was largely self-taught in harmony and musical composition. He wrote the words and music to his first gospel song, "Out on the f… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When our Lord was here in the olden time
Title: The Unchanging One
Author: F. A. Blackmer
Language: English
Refrain First Line: He is just the same today
Copyright: Public Domain



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Blessed Hope Hymnal #d110

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Carols of Hope #109

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Light and Life Songs No. 2 #24

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The Golden Sheaf No. 2 #46

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