These Eyes Lyrics
Jesus, these eyes have never seen,
That radiant form of Thine;
The veil of sense hangs dark between
Thy blessèd face and mine.
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.
Like some bright dream that comes unsought,
When slumbers o'er me roll,
Thine image ever fills my thought,
And charms my ravished soul.
Yet though I have not seen, and still
Must rest in faith alone,
I love Thee, dearest Lord, and will,
Unseen, but not unknown.
When death these mortal eyes shall seal,
And still this throbbing heart,
The rending veil shall Thee reveal,
All glorious as Thou art.
Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of "These Eyes", James Walch (June 21, 1837-August 30, 1901), was born in Bolton, Lancashire, England and became famous as a conductor, church organist, musician and composer.
Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: These Eyes
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Ray Palmer (November 12, 1808 to March 29, 1887)
Nationality of Author: American
Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English
Name of Composer of Music: James Walch (June 21, 1837 to August 30, 1901)
Hymn Category: Christian Songs
First Line of Hymn: "Jesus, these eyes have never seen, That radiant form of Thine"
First Publication Date: 1858