James 1:17- “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.” A song which emphasizes this verse is the song titled “Hold to God’s Unchanging Hand.” It was written by Mary Jane Wilson in 1904,The words of this song compare the transitory nature of this life to the eternal nature of God and heaven.
1.Time is filled with swift transition, Naught of earth unmoved can stand, Build your hopes on things eternal, Hold to God's unchanging hand - Our life is but a vapor, it is swift Jas. 4:13 and this earth will eventually pass away(2 Pet. 3:10) But God is eternal! (Deut. 33:27). Hold to His hand.
2. Trust in Him who will not leave you, Whatsoever years may bring, If by earthly friends forsaken, Still more closely to Him cling. - Our friends may forsake us, but God will never leave us or forsake us: (Deut. 31:6). Hold to the one who is always faithful!
3. Covet not this world's vain riches, That so rapidly decay, Seek to gain the Heavenly treasures, They will never pass away - Matt. 6:19-20 encourages us to seek the heavenly treasures which will never pass away.
4. When your journey is completed, If to God you have been true, Fair and bright your home in glory, Your enraptured soul will view - When we come to the end of our journey the question that begs an answer is, “have I been faithful to God?” (Rev. 2:10). If so we have an eternal home awaiting us!
The chorus exhorts us to keep on holding to God’s hand. Build your hopes on things that are eternal. Hold to God’s hand and never let go!