1 Jesus, these eyes have never seen
that radiant form of thine;
the veil of sense hangs dark between
thy blessèd 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 Yet, though I have not seen, and still
must rest in faith alone,
I love thee, dearest Lord, and will,
unseen, but not unknown.
4 When death these mortal eyes shall seal,
and still this throbbing heart,
the rending veil shall thee reveal
all glorious as thou art.
Source: Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #695
|First Line:||Jesus, these eyes have never seen|
|Title:||Jesus, These Eyes Have Never Seen|
|Author:||Ray Palmer (1858)|
Jesus, these eyes have never seen, p. 877, ii. 17. This reads in Stryker's Church Song, 1889, "These eyes, 0 Jesus, ne'er have seen."
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)