Scripture Verse

Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith. Hebrews 12:2

Introduction

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Johnson Oatman, Jr. (1856–1922)

Words: John­son Oat­man, Jr., 1895. Pub­lished in Tri­um­phant Songs No. 5, ed­it­ed by Ed­win Ex­cell (Chicago, Il­li­nois: E. O. Ex­cell, 1896), num­ber 6.

Music: Ed­win O. Ex­cell (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Edwin O. Excell (1851–1921)

Lyrics

O pil­grim bound for the heav’nly land,
Never lose sight of Je­sus;
He’ll lead you gent­ly with lov­ing hand,
Never lose sight of Je­sus.

Refrain

Never lose sight of Je­sus,
Never lose sight of Je­sus;
Day and night He will lead you right,
Never lose sight of Je­sus.

Whene’er you’re tempt­ed to go as­tray,
Never lose sight of Je­sus;
Press on­ward, up­ward the nar­row way,
Never lose sight of Je­sus.

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Tho’ dark the path­way may seem ahead,
Never lose sight of Je­sus;
I will be with you His word hath said,
Never lose sight of Je­sus.

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When death is knock­ing out­side the door,
Never lose sight of Je­sus;
Till safe­ly land­ed on Ca­naan’s shore
Never lose sight of Je­sus.

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