Our Father, as the evergreen

Johnny A. Guyo

Lucena City, Quezon, Philippines

O Father Thou art unchanging

Thou never has grown old.

Psalms 33:11 The counsel of Jehovah stands forever; The intentions of His heart stand from generation to generation.

Rev. 1:14 footnote of white wool as snow says; White wool issues from the nature of life and white snow comes from the sky, from heaven. Hence, white wool here and in Dan. 7:9 signifies that the ancientness of Christ is out of His nature, not out of His becoming old, while white snow signifies that His ancientness is heavenly, not earthly.

Maeriehl Roxas

Pagbilao, Quezon, Philippines

O Thou art God, and Thou art "new";

Without Thee all is worn

Isaiah 43:19 Indeed, I am doing a new thing; / It will now spring forth; / Do you not know it? / I will even make a way in the wilderness, / Rivers in the desert.

Revelation 21:5 And He who sits on the throne said, Behold, I make all things new

Anything that is without God is old, but anything in which God is added is new. [... ] To say that all things have become new means that they have become divine, and to say that all things have become new means that all things have become God since God is new and since God is newness. (God's New Testament Economy, Chapter 27, Section 1)

Mike League

Coalinga, CA, United States

Precious Lord, You are ever fresh, ever new, ever faithful!

Sister Vali

Tirane, Albania

O Father, Thou art ever new,

And all is new in Thee;

We sing the new eternal song,

New praise we give to Thee.


Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

O Father, Thou art ever new,

And all is new in Thee;

We sing the new eternal song,

New praise we give to Thee.

All is new in Thee Abba Father


All old renewed


Thank you Lord you are a new God and we can be renewed every day!

Tina Cerda

Fort Worth, TX, United States

Each blessing Thou hast given us

Thy newness doth contain.

Thy covenant, Thy ways are new

And ever this remain!!

Amen, praise Him!


Charlottetown, PE, Canada

Oh Abba Father.. You are always new.... nothing last forever but only You are forever new.. Praise You Abba Father....


San Diego, California, United States

One new man!!

Tim Ou

Austin, Texas, United States

O Father, Thou art unchanging...ever fresh!

Question: How can we remain in the freshness of the Lord while carrying out our repetitive tasks in our daily living?

Answer: First Thessalonians 5:17 says, "Unceasingly pray." To pray is not merely to bring many things to the Lord; it is to take the Lord in by calling on His name. Only the Lord Himself is fresh. Apart from Him we can never be fresh. In Hosea 14:8 Jehovah said, "I am like a green fir tree," indicating that He is evergreen, ever fresh, and ever new. Hymns, #16, which was composed based on Hosea 14:8, says, Our Father, as the evergreen, Thou art forever new; Thou art the ever living Lord, Thy freshness as the dew. O Father, Thou art unchanging, Thou never hast grown old; Thru countless ages, ever fresh, Thy newness doth unfold.

Every day and every moment we should contact the Lord so that we may be as new as He is. As soon as we cease contacting Him, we become old. We can easily become old; thus, we need to maintain our contact with the Lord.

Because God wants us to be a new creation, He must dispense Himself as the newness into our being to renew us. In the sixty-six books of the Bible, only one verse tells us that God is always new, like an evergreen. In Hosea 14:8 our God is likened to an evergreen tree, a green fir tree. Because He is evergreen, He Himself becomes the evergreen element. Now He is dispensing Himself into our being as such an element to renew us. I do have the sense that every day I am newer. I am not older; I am newer. I am not old, because I am being renewed. Something of God as the "evergreen tree" is being dispensed into my being.