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As the apple of his eye

Though oft he leads me onward

Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Tune: [Though oft he leads me onward]
Published in 1 hymnal

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Representative Text

1 Though oft he leads me onward by a rough and stormy way,
Where clouds of darkness veil the sunny sky,
I’ll trust the tender Savior, holding close his nail-pierced hand,
He keeps me “as the apple of his eye.”

He keeps me, safely keeps me,
Upon my blessed Lord I can rely;
He keeps me, safely keeps me;
He keeps me “as the apple of his eye.”

2 He goeth on before me, every step he truly knows,
This Friend of mine on whom I can rely;
“Fear not!” he softly whispers on the mountains bleak and cold,
“I’ll keep you ‘as the apple of my eye.’” [Refrain]

3 The glories of his heaven, and the songs of angels bright,
Will never cause his blessed love to die;
My heart with joy o’erflowing bids me follow to the end,
He’ll keep me “as the apple of his eye.” [Refrain]

Source: United Praise: for use in Sunday Schools, Young People's Societies and other Church Services #60

Author: Lizzie DeArmond

Lizzie De Armond was a prolific writer of children's hymns, recitations and exercises. When she was twelve years old her first poem was published in the Germantown, Pa. Telegraph, however, it was not until she was a widow with eight children to support that she started writing in earnest. She wrote articles, librettos, nature stories and other works, as well as hymns. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Though oft he leads me onward
Title: As the apple of his eye
Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Refrain First Line: He keeps me, safely keeps me


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United Praise #60

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