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Thirtieth Day – Loyal Responses – by Francis R. Havergal

Tried, Precious, Sure

‘The Same yesterday, and to-day, and for ever.’—Heb. xiii. 8.

‘A stone, a tried stone, a precious comer stone, a sure foundation.’—Isa. xxviii. 16.

I.
THROUGH the yesterday of ages, Jesus,
Thou hast been The Same;
Through our own life’s chequered pages,
Still the one dear changeless Name.
Well may we in Thee confide.
Faithful Saviour, proved and * tried ! *

II.
Joyfully we stand and witness
Thou art still to-day The Same;
In Thy perfect, glorious fitness,
Meeting every need and claim.
Chiefest of ten thousand Thou !
Saviour, O most * precious,’ now!

III.
Gazing down the far for ever,
Brighter glows the one sweet Name,
Steadfast radiance paling never,
Jesus, Jesus ! still The Same.
Evermore *Thou shalt endure
Our own Saviour, strong and ‘sure!’

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No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it. — 1 Corinthians 10:13 (NKJV)

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