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Lord, I am Willing

Lord, let my eyes be quick to see

Author: C. Austin Miles
Tune: [Lord, let my eyes be quick to see]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Lord, let my eyes be quick to see,
A wayward one by sin distrest,
And help me bring that soul to Thee,
To dwell in peace and perfect rest.

Lord, I am willing ever to be,
Useful in service only for Thee;
So take and use me, imperfect still,
Save as I strive to follow Thy will.

2 Lord, let my ears be keen to hear,
The cry of those in woe or pain,
And speak a word of hope and cheer,
To lift them up to joy again. [Refrain]

3 My strong desire is not that I
May merit words of praise from men,
But rather please my Lord, and try
To bring lost souls to Him again. [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of Pentecost No. 2 #92

Author: C. Austin Miles

Charles Austin Miles (1868-1946) Born: Jan­u­a­ry 7, 1868, Lake­hurst, New Jer­sey. Died: March 10, 1946, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia. Buried: Hill­crest Me­mor­i­al Park, Sew­ell, New Jer­sey. Pseudonym: A. A. Payn. Miles at­tende­d the Phil­a­del­phia Coll­ege of Phar­ma­cy and the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Penn­syl­van­ia. In 1892, he aban­don­ed his ca­reer as a phar­ma­cist and wrote his first Gos­pel song, “List ’Tis Je­sus’ Voice” which was pub­lished by the Hall-Mack Com­pa­ny. He served as ed­i­tor and man­a­ger at the Hall-Mack pub­lish­ers for 37 years. In his own words: It is as a writ­er of gos­pel songs I am proud to be known, for in that way I may be of the most… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lord, let my eyes be quick to see
Title: Lord, I am Willing
Author: C. Austin Miles
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Lord, I am willing ever to be
Publication Date: 1917
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.