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Godís Unchanging Hand 530

Tune: Bascom Franklin Faust, 1927
Lyrics: Mrs. J. M. Hunter
Meter: 8s,7s Double (8,7,8,7,8,7,8,7)
Thro' a sinful world I journey,
Dangers thick on ev'ry side,
Seeing not the path before me,
Knowing not what shall betide;
Oh, I need a guide and helper,
One who can my foes withstand,
This the pray'r I lift to heaven,
Give me God's unchanging hand.

Chorus:

Give me God's unchanging hand,
Give me God's unchanging hand,
While I live and when I'm dying,
Give me God's unchanging hand;
I'm a pilgrim, I'm a stranger,
In a dark and dreary land,
'Till I reach the gates of glory,
Give me God's unchanging hand.

Earthly friends may soon forsake us,
Clouds may darken all my sky,
But there's One above all others,
Who can ev'ry need supply;
He is called the friend of sinners,
Our salvation He has planned,
Unto Him my spirit whispers,
Give me God's unchanging hand.

(Chorus)

I am poor, dear Lord, and helpless,
Let me lay my hand in Thine,
Let me feel Thy strength unfailing,
Let me trust Thy love divine;
'Till by angels bright attended,
I shall reach the golden strand,
Grant, O, grant my soul's petition,
Give me God's unchanging hand.

(Chorus)
Bascom Franklin Faust lived in Ozark, Alabama, and composed this song in February of 1927.