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Fasten your eyes upon Jesus

When sorrow and grief overwhelm you

Author: C. Austin Miles
Tune: [When sorrow and grief overwhelm you]
Published in 6 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 When sorrow and grief o’erwhelm you,
Bending you low with woe,
Then think of the sorrow of Jesus,
Who loves you so.

Then fasten your eyes upon Jesus,
Jesus the Crucified;
Living is He and pleading,
Pleading for you and me.

2 When joys of the world allure you,
Calling you from His side,
Then fasten your eyes upon Jesus,
Once crucified. [Refrain]

3 No matter if grief or sadness
Hold with their varied bands,
Just fasten your eyes upon Jesus,
He understands. [Refrain]

4 In everything do Him honor,
Give Him the glory due;
And fasten your eyes upon Jesus,
Who lives for you. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #14871

Author: C. Austin Miles

Charles Austin Miles USA 1868-1946. Born at Lakehurst, NJ, he attended the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and the University of PA. He became a pharmacist. He married Bertha H Haagen, and they had two sons: Charles and Russell. In 1892 he abandoned his pharmacy career and began writing gospel songs. At first he furnished compositions to the Hall-Mack Publishing Company, but soon became editor and manager, where he worked for 37 years. He felt he was serving God better in the gospel song writing business, than as a pharmacist. He published the following song books: “New songs of the gospel” (1900), “The service of praise” (1900), “The voice of praise” (1904), “The tribute of song” (1904), “New songs of the gospel… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When sorrow and grief overwhelm you
Title: Fasten your eyes upon Jesus
Author: C. Austin Miles
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #14871
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The Cyber Hymnal #14871

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