O Christ the Same

This hymn about Christ was written by English Anglican bishop and hymn-writer Timothy Dudley-Smith (b 1926).   It was first published in the USA by Hope Publishing in 1984.

With meter 11 10 11 10 D, tunes it has been set to include
  • LONDONDERRY AIR: This is the most commonly used tune, and is best known as the tune of "Danny Boy". The original composer is unknown.
  • RED HILL ROAD by American Lutheran composer Carl F. Schalk (b. 1929)
  • SALVATOR MUNDI by Kenneth Coates (b 1917)

Sheet music for the LONDONDERRY AIRE version can be viewed on Hymnary.



High school choir - choral arrangement:

Soloist with classical guitar accompaniment, LONDONDERRY AIR

Instrumental - piano, LONDONDERRY AIR


The lyrics are copyright so cannot be reproduced here. But they are currently available on this website - although this is restricted to residents of the USA and Canada. A rough outline is:
1 O Christ the same, through all our story's pages ...

2 O Christ the same, the friend of sinners sharing ...

3 O Christ the same, secure within whose keeping ...

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