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]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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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 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 >

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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
Copyright: Public Domain

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