There is an eye that never sleepsAuthor: James Cowden Wallace
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1 There is an Eye that never sleeps
Beneath the wing of night;
There is an Ear that never shuts
When sink the beams of light.
2 There is an Arm that never tires
When human strength gives way;
There is a Love that never fails
When earthly loves decay.
3 But there's a power which man can wield
When mortal aid is vain,
That Eye, that Arm, that Love to reach,
That listening Ear to gain.
4 That power is prayer, which soars on high,
Through Jesus, to the throne,
And moves the Hand which moves the world,
To bring salvation down!
There is an eye that never sleeps, p. 1197, i.; Wallace, J. C. At this place this hymn is given to James Cowden Wallace in error. It is by John Aikman Wallace, p. 1594, ii., and appeared in the Scottish Christian Herald, Sep. 28, 1839, p. 616. W. F. Stevenson, in his note thereon in his Hymns for the Church and Home, 1872, says that the original was furnished to him in manuscript by Mr. Wallace's family, that the lines were not divided into stanzas, and that the received version of the text is an amended form required by the metre, and made by an unknown hand. Stevenson gives also specimen lines from the MS.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)
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