Mine eyes beheld the king

Long by sin my eyes were holden

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Tune: [Long by sin my eyes were holden]
Published in 7 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Long by sin my eyes were holden,
Weary years in blindness spent;
Wasted were the hours all golden,
All my life on pleasure bent.
Till One came in love and mercy,
Touched my eyes and sight did bring;
At his feet I fell and worshipp’d,
For mine eyes beheld the King.
For mine eyes beheld the King,
For mine eyes beheld the King;
At his feet I fell and worshipped,
For mine eyes beheld the King.

2 It was Christ, the lowly Jesus,
Who once walk’d in Galilee,
Now the ris’n, triumphant Jesus
Who had thus brought sight to me.
Brighter shone the sun above me,
Sweeter seemed the birds to sing;
All the earth took on new beauty,
When mine eyes beheld the King.
When mine eyes beheld the King,
When mine eyes beheld the King;
All the earth took on new beauty,
When mine eyes beheld the King.

3 How my load of cares fell from me,
How my doubts and fears were stilled,
And that restless void and longing,
With his precious love was filled.
How I felt my sins forgiven,
Felt new life within me spring;
I became an heir of heaven,
When mine eyes beheld the King.
When mine eyes beheld the King,
When mine eyes beheld the King;
I became an heir of heaven,
When mine eyes beheld the King.

4 Day by day he’s waiting with me,
Holds my hand and guides my feet;
Ever in my ear he whispers
Words of comfort wondrous sweet.
Do you wonder I’m rejoicing,
Wonder that I shout and sing?
For I’m living in his presence,
And I still behold the King.
And I still behold the King,
And I still behold the King;
For I’m living in his presence,
And I still behold the King.

Source: The Old Story in Song #42

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris

Lelia (Mrs. C.H.) Morris (1862-1929) was born in Pennsville, Morgan County, Ohio. When her family moved to Malta on the Muskingum River she and her sister and mother had a millinery shop in McConnelsville. She and her husband Charles H. Morris were active in the Methodist Episcopal Church and at the camp meetings in Sebring and Mt. Vernon. She wrote hymns as she did her housework. Although she became blind at age 52 she continued to write hymns on a 28-foot long blackboard that her family had built for her. She is said to have written 1000 texts and many tunes including "Sweeter as the years go by." Mary Louise VanDyke Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Long by sin my eyes were holden
Title: Mine eyes beheld the king
Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 7 of 7)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Hosannas to the King #52Page Scan
Hymns of Grace and Glory #d112
Songs of Praise and Salvation #69AudioPage Scan
Songs of Redemption #d137
The Golden Sheaf: a collection of choice hymns and songs especially designed for Sunday schools, loyal worker's meetings, prayer and social services (Enl. ed.) #161TextPage Scan
The Old Story in Song #42TextPage Scan
The Young People's Hymnal No. 3: adapted to the use of Sunday Schools, Epworth Leagues, prayer meetings and revivals #126Page Scan
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