7018. Unchanging God, Hear from Eternal Heav'n

1. Unchanging God, hear from eternal Heav’n:
We plead Thy gifts of grace, forever given,
Thy call, without repentance, calling still,
The sure election of Thy sovereign will.

2. Out of our faith in Thee, who canst not lie,
Out of our heart’s desire, goes up our cry,
From hope’s sweet vision of the thing to be,
From love to those who still are loved by Thee.

3. Bring Thy belovèd back, Thine Israel,
Thine own elect who from Thy favor fell,
But not from Thine election! O forgive,
Speak but the word, and lo! the dead shall live.

4. Father of mercies! these the long astray,
These in soul blindness now the far away,
These are not aliens, but Thy sons of yore,
Oh, by Thy Fatherhood, restore, restore!

5. Breathe upon Thy Church, that it may greet the day;
Stir up her will to toil, and teach, and pray,
Till Zionward again salvation come,
And all her outcast children are at home.

6. Triune Jehovah, Thine the grace and power,
Thine all the work, its past, its future hour,
O Thou, who failest not, Thy gifts fulfill,
And crown the calling of Thy changeless will.

Text Information
First Line: Unchanging God, hear from eternal Heav'n:
Title: Unchanging God, Hear from Eternal Heav'n
Author: Samuel J. Stone (1885)
Language: English
Source: This hymn was written for the East London Mission to the Jews, & included in the 1889 Appendix to Hymns Ancient and Modern
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tune: DALKEITH, Thomas Hewlett, in the St. Alban's Tune Book, 1866
Tune Information
Composer: Francis Everard William Hulton (1889)
Incipit: 17651 23543 32553
Key: D Major
Source: Hymns Ancient and Modern, 1889
Copyright: Public Domain

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