O Christ, thine eyes of light and love

O Christ, thine eyes of light and love

Author: M. R. Neligan
Published in 3 hymnals

Representative Text

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
Language: English

Tune

THORNCLIFFE


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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RICHMOND (55135)


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Methodist Hymn and Tune Book #68

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The Song Companion to the Scriptures #575a

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The Song Companion to the Scriptures #575b

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