Christ My Song - 590
The cross stands firm - The same for ever
(Horatius Bonar/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
The same for ever.
2. The tidings from that tree of love
are still God's message from above,
telling, each hour, of cleansing blood,
and pointing to the upward road.
I hear and live!
3. Still does the Christ his grace reveal,
his well of living joy unseal;
still telling of his love and light,
his meekness, majesty, and might.
I come and live!
4. Still waves life's tree its glorious wealth,
laden with everlasting health;
with fruit and leaf divinely fair,
and immortality still there.
I eat and live!
5. Still from the rock the waters burst
to quench the weary spirit's thirst;
who drinketh once will drink again,
who drinketh shall not drink in vain.
I drink and live!
Horatius Bonar, Hymns of Faith and Hope III, 1878, 20.