Hold to God's Unchanging Hand

Time is filled with swift transition

Author: Jennie Wilson
Tune: [Time is filled with swift transition]
Published in 75 hymnals

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1 Time is filled with swift transition,
Naught of earth unmoved can stand,
Build your hopes on things eternal,
Hold to God’s unchanging hand.

Refrain:
Hold to God’s unchanging hand,
Hold to God’s unchanging hand;
Build your hopes on things eternal,
Hold to God’s unchanging hand.

2 Trust in Him who will not leave you,
Whatsoever years may bring,
If by earthly friends forsaken
Still more closely to Him cling. [Refrain]

3 Covet not this world’s vain riches
That so rapidly decay,
Seek to gain the heav’nly treasures,
They will never pass away. [Refrain]

4 When your journey is completed,
If to God you have been true,
Fair and bright the home in glory
Your enraptured soul will view. [Refrain]

Timeless Truths

Author: Jennie Wilson

Jennie Bain Wilson, 1857-1913 Born: 1857, on a Farm Near South Whitley, Indiana. Died: Cir­ca 1913. Afflicted with a spin­al con­di­tion at age four, Wil­son spent her life in a wheel chair. She ne­ver at­tend­ed school, but was ed­u­cat­ed at home. She is said to have writ­ten over 2,200 texts. Lyrics-- Across the Plains of Time We Hear Afar from Earth Is a Sum­mer Land After the Con­flict Is Over After the Life-Paths After the Toi­ling of Time After While, All the Sor­rows Air of Death Breathes Through Our Souls, The All Along the Way to Hap­py Lands Above All the Sha­dows of Time All the Way Through This Life Always Abound­ing in Work Are You a Sol­… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Time is filled with swift transition
Title: Hold to God's Unchanging Hand
Author: Jennie Wilson
Meter: 8.7.8.7.7.7.8.7
Language: English

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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #2500
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  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
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Timeless Truths #530
  • Hold_to_Gods_Unchanging_Hand.sib (SIB, Scorch)

Instances

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African American Heritage Hymnal #404TextImage
Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #581