Little eyes, looking wise

Little eyes, looking wise

Author: Philip P. Bliss
Tune: [Little eyes, looking wise]
Published in 4 hymnals

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Teacher:
Little eyes, looking wise,
Have you said your morning prayer?
Have you thought, as you ought,
Of our heavenly Father’s care?
Tell me what our prayer should be
When the morning light we see.

All:
Pleasant light, clear and bright,
Shining on the world today.
So may love from above
Shine along our upward way;
So let everything we see
Turn our thoughts, O Lord, to Thee.

All:
Water clear, standing near,
Wash our hands and faces clean.
May the Lord, by His Word,
Wash our hearts from every sin.
So let everything we see
Turn our thoughts, O Lord, to Thee.

Girls:
Cloak and hood, new and good,
Made to keep our bodies warm.
Words of truth, learned in youth,
Keep our souls from every harm.
So let everything we see
Turn our thoughts, O Lord, to Thee.

Boys:
Boot or shoe, old or new,
Let us keep them clean and neat;
Let us pray that we may
Some day walk the golden street;
So let everything we see
Turn our thoughts, O Lord, to Thee.

Girls:
Collar white, ribbons bright,
Apron, bonnet, shawl or dress;
So may we ever be
Clad in Jesus’ righteousness;
So let everything we see
Turn our thoughts, O Lord, to Thee.

Boys:
Top or ball, treasures all,
Books and toys I dearly prize;
Yet may I, when I die,
To my heavenly treasures rise;
So let everything we see
Turn our thoughts, O Lord, to Thee.

All:
Night or day, work or play,
In our hearts may be a prayer;
God can see if there be,
Well He knows what thoughts are there;
So let everything we see
Turn our thoughts, O Lord, to Thee.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #5651

Author: Philip P. Bliss

Philip P. Bliss (b. Clearfield County, PA, 1838; d. Ashtabula, OH, 1876) left home as a young boy to make a living by working on farms and in lumber camps, all while trying to continue his schooling. He was converted at a revival meeting at age twelve. Bliss became an itinerant music teacher, making house calls on horseback during the winter, and during the summer attending the Normal Academy of Music in Genesco, New York. His first song was published in 1864, and in 1868 Dwight L. Moody advised him to become a singing evangelist. For the last two years of his life Bliss traveled with Major D. W. Whittle and led the music at revival meetings in the Midwest and Southern United States. Bliss and Ira D. Sankey published a popular series of hym… Go to person page >

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First Line: Little eyes, looking wise
Author: Philip P. Bliss

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