As the apple of his eye

Tenderly God watches o'er us

Author: J. Gilchrist Lawson
Tune: [Tenderly God watches o'er us]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Tenderly God watches o’er us,
Ever present, ever nigh;
He hath promised, He will keep us
As the apple of His eye.

Refrain:
He will keep up, God will keep us,
As the apple of His eye;
God will keep us, safely keep us,
Keep us as the apple of His eye.

2 More than mother’s love for children,
More than any earthly tie;
Is His promise He will keep us
As the apple of His eye. [Refrain]

3 Deeper than the mighty ocean,
Higher than the heavens high,
Is the promise God will keep us
As the apple of His eye. [Refrain]

4 Cans’t thou slight the loving Savior,
Who on Calvary’s cross did die,
And who promised He would keep us
As the apple of His eye. [Refrain]

Source: Great Revival Hymns No.2 #44

Author: J. Gilchrist Lawson

James Gilchrist Lawson, 1874-1946 Buried: Mount Olive Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois. James Gilchrist Lawson (1874-1946) was an American evangelist and hymn writer who compiled several best-selling books of Christian biography and poetry. Lawson’s works include: Deeper Experiences of Famous Christians (Chicago, Illinois: Glad Tidings Publishing Company, 1911) Did Jesus Command Immersion?, 1915 Greatest Thoughts About the Bible, 1918 Greatest Thoughts About God, 1920 The World’s Best Humorous Anecdotes, 1923 The World’s Best Conundrums and Riddles of all Ages, 1924 The World’s Best Epigrams, 1924 The "International" Christian Worker’s New Testament, 1924 The Marked Reference Bible… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Tenderly God watches o'er us
Title: As the apple of his eye
Author: J. Gilchrist Lawson
Refrain First Line: He will keep us

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Glad Tidings in Song #49

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Great Revival Hymns No.2 #44

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Herald of Praise #43

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Songs of Conquest #20

The Message in Song Nos. 1 & 2 #d198

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