Hymn Selection


"THOU art the Same," our one, unchanging God,
Who sittest high above the angry flood;
With Thee for refuge, and with Thee for strength,
We shall, though fierce the storm, reach home at length.
If on the road we find a vale of tears,
A scene of sorrow and disturbing fears,
'Tis joy to know the time cannot be long
Ere all is changed, and sadness turn to song.
We must give thanks, though deep the sorrow here,
For 'tis in grief that Thou dost draw so near;
Dost touch Thy people in Thine own sweet way,
And turn their night of weeping into day.
O what a God! How can we sing thy praise?
The hymn's too great for our poor hearts to raise.
And yet we must our adoration bring;
Thy Spirit lifts us up, and makes us sing.

H.D'A. Champney

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"Wherefore encourage one another, and build up each one the other, even as also ye do."