Jesus, These Eyes Have Never Seen   2 comments


Above:  The Transfiguration, by Alexandr Ivanov

Image in the Public Domain

Words (1858) by Ray Palmer (1808-1887), U.S. Congregationalist minister

Hymn Source = The Hymnal (1895), Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.


1.  Jesus, these eyes have not seen

That radiant form of Thine;

The veil of sense hangs dark between

Thy blessed face and mine.

2.  I see Thee not, I hear Thee not,

Yet art Thou oft with me;

And earth hath ne’er so dear a spot

As where I meet with Thee.

3.  Let some bright dream that comes unsought,

When slumbers o’er me roll,

Thine image ever fills my thought,

And charms my ravished soul.

4.  Yet though I have not seen, and still

Must rest in faith alone;

I love Thee, dearest Lord, and will,

Unseen, but not unknown.

5.  When death these mortal eyes shall seal,

And still this throbbing heart,

The rending veil shall Thee reveal,

All-glorious as Thou art.

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