Songs for Worship

Sing joyfully to the LORD, you righteous; it is fitting for the upright to praise him.  Praise the LORD with the harp; make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre. Sing to him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy.

Psalm 33:1-3 (NIV)

 

   

Yesterday, Today and Forever

 

Background

In a world of constant change, it is comforting to know that our Savior and Lord does not change.  We can look around us and so no end to things that are constantly shifting, but our God and His love are changeless.  The changes going on around us cannot change that love and the cross which embodies it.  And when the changeless Christ is part of our lives, He is constantly at work changing us into his likeness from the inside out.

This song was written as the theme song for the 1999-2000 school year for St. John's Lutheran School in Napa, CA.  As we considered the Y2K change that came in the middle of the year, we took comfort in our unchanging Christ.  (The third line of verse 2 originally read "changing calendars for Y2K.")

 

Bible Verses

Hebrews 13:8

Themes

Faithfulness of God, Cross of Christ, Life in Christ, Faith, Praise, Renewal, Sanctification

 

Lyrics

Verse 1
Changing weather changing shoes
Changing classes changing views
Changing plans for what I want to do
Changing teams and changing shows
Changing friends and changing clothes
Changing all the songs I listen to

Chorus
But You are the same
Changing never
Your love is the same
Yesterday today and forever

Verse 2
Changing schedules changing rules
Changing houses changing schools
hanging calendars for New Year's Day
But in the changes I remain
Within the hand that stays the same
Within the heart that calls to me by name

Bridge
Nothing in this changing world
Can ever change the place
Of that cross lifted up on Calvary
Now I sing Your praises
For Your everlasting grace
Is working a change in me

Verse 3
Change my mind and change my soul
Change it all to Your control
Change the things I say to things I do
Change my selfish ways to love
Change my thoughts to things above
Change my heart to trusting only You