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O Christ, thine eyes of light and love

O Christ, thine eyes of light and love

Author: M. R. Neligan
Tune: DUNFERMLINE
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 O Christ, Thine eyes of light and love
With Christians always go,
Alike on earth's green fields above
And in the caves below.

2 Thou with the miner in the dark
Dost down the shaft descend;
Thou, while he plies his venturous work,
Art with him as his Friend.

3 No midnight gloom shuts out Thy face,
No silence stills Thy voice;
Our Jesus in the dreariest place
Makes faithful souls rejoice.

4 Then hear us, Lord, and always bless
Our brethren's toil and ours;
From danger shield us, and distress,
From sin and Satan's powers.

5 Add strength and skill to venturous limbs;
Our homes with plenty cheer;
And bid our hearts sing gladsome hymns
For joy that thou art near.

6 Then by Thy cross and sovereign grace
Exalt us, Lord, at last,
To wake and see Thy unveiled face,
Where darkness all is past.

Source: Methodist Hymn and Tune Book: official hymn book of the Methodist Church #68

Author: M. R. Neligan

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Text Information

First Line: O Christ, thine eyes of light and love
Author: M. R. Neligan

Tune

DUNFERMLINE

DUNFERMLINE is one of the "common" tunes from Andro Hart's psalter The CL Psalms of David, Edinburgh (l615)–a "common" tune was one that was not matched with a specific text in a songbook. Millar Patrick, author of Four Centuries of Scottish Psalmody (London, 1949) and The Story of the Church's So…

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