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Little Eyes

Little eyes, little eyes Softly close in worship now

Author: C. R. Blackall
Tune: [Little eyes, little eyes] (Doane)
Published in 18 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Little eyes, little eyes,
Softly close in worship now;
Fold the arms, bow the head,
While we whisper soft and low,
God is here, and happy we,
In His presence e'er may be.

2 Little ears, little ears,
Listen while He speaks to you;
Gentle words, full of peace,
Come to those who love Him true;
God is love, and we must be
Little foll'wers glad and free.

3 Little heart, little heart,
Ready be to take Him in;
Little hands, busy be,
Leading souls from paths of sin;
God will help you every day,
Guide you in His blessed way.

4 Little eyes, little ears,
Be to Jesus ever true;
Little hands, little feet,
Best of errands wait for you;
God fill heart and life each day,
Love us, guide us in this way.

Source: The Glad Refrain for the Sunday School: a new collection of songs for worship #107

Author: C. R. Blackall

Blackall, Christopher Ruby, M.D., born in New York State, 1830, and educated for the medical profession. For 15 years he followed his profession, including service in the army during the civil war. Subsequently he managed, for 14 years, a branch of the Baptist Publication Society, taking at the same time great interest in Sunday School work. He edited the Advanced Bible Lesson Quarterly, for 3 years, and also Our Little Ones. 1. The prize is set before us. Heaven anticipated. This is one of Dr. Blackall's most popular hymns for children. It was written in 1874 for the Sunday School of 2nd Baptist Church, Chicago, Illinois, and set to music by H. R. Palmer. It first appeared in Palmer's Songs of Love for the Bible School, 1874, fro… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Little eyes, little eyes Softly close in worship now
Title: Little Eyes
Author: C. R. Blackall
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 18 of 18)
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Children's Praises #25

Hymn-Time for Tiny Tots #d15

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Jubilant Voices for Sunday Schools and Devotional Meetings #39

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Life Songs #231

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Light and Life Songs #198

Precious Jewels of Sacred Song #d143

Rainbow Songs #d71

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Songs of Cheer for Children #41

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Sunny Songs for Little Folks Number One #31

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Sunny-Side Songs for Sunday Schools #155

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Temple Echoes #25

The Call to Praise #d74

The Call to Praise, a Hymnal for Children's Division #d66

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The Children's Hymnal and Service Book #244

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The Glad Refrain for the Sunday School #107

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The Gospel Song Sheaf #11

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The Master's Praise #121

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Zion's Praises (1st ed.) #91

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