Strong and Constant

This hymn by Australian Fr Frank Andersen was originally published in the Eagles Wings, and also included in the Scripture in Song - The Music of Frank Andersen MSC collection, which is still available.   Both of there includes sheet music for the song.

The tune was written by Fr Andersen:  it is in a major key (G in the original printing), with a 6:8 time signature - although it is generally sung with a more leisurely pace than this would suggest.

The word "Yahweh" in the first verse is problematic in some situations: sometimes it is changed to "your Lord".


Downloads


Examples

Small group with guitar and light rhythm backing:



Church music group from Singapore




Instrumental: electronic keyboard with backing


Lyrics

The lyrics are copyright, and cannot be reproduced here. The song starts with the first verse, and there is a two-line chorus between verses. Each verse is three lines long. A rough outline over the verses is:
1 I will be Yahweh who walks with you... 
Chorus: Strong and constant is my love, 
2 Should you wander far away from me ... 
3 When you know sorrow within your life ...

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