My Christ Understands

O what comfort is mine when the love-light I see

Author: C. Austin Miles
Tune: [O what comfort is mine when the love-light I see]
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1 O what comfort is mine when the love-light I see
In the eyes of my dear Redeemer!
'Tis a message divine that He whispers to me,
That He whispers so sweetly to me.

Chorus:
Earthly friends may revile and despise me,
Indeed I unworthy may be,
But my Christ understands,
And His nail-pierced hands
Are held out in forgiveness to me.

2 And the sound of His voice reaches down in my heart,
Tho' aloud not a word is spoken;
And I can but rejoice that He will not depart,
That from me He will never depart. [Chorus]

3 Not a tear, not a sigh, nor a low whispered word
Do I bring that He fails to answer;
None less worthy than I, yet I come to my Lord;
All forgiveness is Jesus, my Lord. [Chorus]

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 >

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First Line: O what comfort is mine when the love-light I see
Title: My Christ Understands
Author: C. Austin Miles
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Earthly friends may revile and despise me
Publication Date: 1920
Copyright: Copyright, 1920, by Homer A. Rodeheaver. International Copyright Secured.

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