Morning Song – Hold To God’s Unchanging Hand
Jennie B. Wilson died over a century ago, so she didn’t have today’s headlines in mind when she wrote “Hold To God’s Unchanging Hand”. And I think it’s safe to say that she didn’t have in mind that deep groove, anchored by a rock-steady backbeat, the Chicago Mass Choir finds (if for no reason other than it hadn’t been carved yet) as they sing one of her most enduring hymns.
Time is filled with swift transition,
Naught of earth unmoved can stand,
Build your hopes on things eternal,
Hold to God’s unchanging hand.
I like to think she’d be happy about the song’s resilient power.