Keep your eyes upon the cross

When you are discouraged and don't know what to do

Author: C. Austin Miles
Tune: [When you are discouraged and don’t know what to do]
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1 When you are discouraged and don’t know what to do,
When your purse is empty and your friends are few,
Listen to the secret that I will give to you—
Keep your eyes upon the cross:

Refrain:
Upon the cross, the cross of Calvary,
There is comfort found for you and me;
There is hope for the future, as you will see,
If you keep your eyes upon the cross.

2 When your doubts are many and they are sure to come,
When you’re sorely tempted from the path to roam,
Don’t forget that Jesus has promised you a home,
Keep your eyes upon the cross: [Refrain]

3 When you see your loved ones within the silent grave,
That’s the time, if ever, Christians should be brave;
In the hand of Jesus its key the Father gave—
Keep your eyes upon the cross: [Refrain]

4 When the silent reaper approaches gray and grim,
When your heart is failing and your sight is dim,
Then remember Jesus will take you home to Him,
Keep your eyes upon the cross: [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of Pentecost #16

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: When you are discouraged and don't know what to do
Title: Keep your eyes upon the cross
Author: C. Austin Miles
Refrain First Line: Upon the cross, the cross of Calvary

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