Everlasting, changing never!
Of one strength, no more, no less:
God, Almightiness for ever
All the same Thy holiness:
Thee eternal ! Thee eternal !
All things, all dost Thou posses.
We poor weak ones, we poor sinners
Would not in our poorness stay;
We, the low ones, would be winners
Of the bright and living way,
Which ascending, which ascending,
Leads in Christ to perfect day.
Nearer to Thee would we venture,
Of Thy truth more largely take,
Upon life diviner enter,
Into day more glorious break
Life eternal ! Life eternal !
Which Thy word by Jesus spake.