The Lord Is Constant

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A hymn on the eternality and immutability of God from the series of hymns titled "The Lord Is"


The Lord is constant, without change, in purpose or in nature.
He had no start; he will not end—unlike the mortal creature.
He is the Three in One
Who was and is to come,
Eternally the same,
The God of endless fame,
The Alpha and Omega.

The Lord has, from the ages past, before the world’s foundation
Devised a way to rescue men and give them full salvation.
Behold His perfect plan:
The Son became a man,
Th’Eternal One was slain
For mortal creatures’ gain;
His priesthood is forever.

The Lord will give eternal life to all His chosen people
And give eternal death to those who disobey the gospel.
Should earth or heaven change,
His cov'nant will remain.
In this my hope shall be:
He’ll always plead for me.
I'll praise Him now and ever.

By Eric Schumacher & David L. Ward
© 2010

Scripture References

Reference format: A.B.C where A = Hymn number, B = Stanza number, C = Line number
3.1.1 Isaiah 46:9-11 "I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me, declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times things not yet done, saying, 'My counsel shall stand, and I will accomplish all my purpose,' ... I have spoken, and I will bring it to pass; I have purposed, and I will do it." Malachi 3:6 "I the LORD do not change."
3.1.2a Psalm 90:2 "Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God."
3.1.2b Psalm 39:4-5 "O LORD, make me know my end and what is the measure of my days; let me know how fleeting I am! Behold, you have made my days a few handbreadths, and my lifetime is as nothing before you. Surely all mankind stands as a mere breath!"
3.1.4 Revelation 4:8 "Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come!"
3.1.6 Revelation 5:13 "To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever!"
3.1.7 Revelation 1:8 "'I am the Alpha and the Omega,' says the Lord God, 'who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.'"
3.2.1 1 Peter 1:18-21 "You were ransomed ... with the precious blood of Christ... He was foreknown before the foundation of the world but was made manifest in the last times for the sake of you who through him are believers in God" Galatians 4:4-5 "When the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons."
3.2.2a 2 Timothy 4: 18 "The Lord will rescue me from every evil deed and bring me safely into his heavenly kingdom."
3.2.2b 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 "Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you is faithful; he will surely do it."
3.2.3 Hebrews 7:26-27 "For it was indeed fitting that we should have such a high priest, holy, innocent, unstained, separated from sinners, and exalted above the heavens. He has no need, like those high priests, to offer sacrifices daily, first for his own sins and then for those of the people, since he did this once for all when he offered up himself."
3.2.4 John 1:14 "The Word [Jesus] became flesh and dwelt among us." Philippians 2:6-7 "Though he was in the form of God, [Jesus] did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men."
3.2.5-6 Isaiah 53:5 "[Jesus] was wounded for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his stripes we are healed."
3.2.7 Hebrews 7:24 "[Jesus] holds his priesthood permanently, because he continues forever."
3.3.1 John 10:27-29 "My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand."
3.3.2 2 Thessalonians 1:7-9 "The Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with his mighty angels in flaming fire, inflicting vengeance on those who do not know God and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. They will suffer the punishment of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might."
3.3.3-4 Matthew 24:35 "Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away." Psalm 46:1-2 "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change and though the mountains slip into the heart of the sea."
3.3.5-6 Romans 8:34 "Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us."
3.3.7 Revelation 5:13 "And I heard every creature ... saying, 'To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever!'"


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