I will guide thee with Mine eye.@Psalm 32:8

Na­than­iel Niles, in Sun­shine for Sun­day Schools, 1873.

Phi­lip P. Bliss (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Philip P. Bliss (1838–1876)

This well-known hymn was wri­tten by Mr. Na­than­i­el Niles, a re­si­dent of Mor­ris­town, N. J., and at that time a law­yer in New York Ci­ty…The vers­es were com­posed on the mar­gin of a news­pa­per in the rail­way car one morn­ing while on his way to bus­i­ness.

The tune was wri­tten by P. P. Bliss, and pub­lished in his Gos­pel Songs in 1874, and lat­er fur­nished by him for Gos­pel Hymns. I soon af­ter­ward pub­lished it in Sac­red Songs and So­los, in Eng­land, where it be­came one of the most use­ful hymns in con­nec­tion with our meet­ings.

Mr. Moo­dy oft­en re­quest­ed it to be sung in con­nec­tion with his lec­tures on The Pre­cious Prom­is­es.

Sankey, p. 335

Precious promise God has given
To the weary passerby,
On the way from earth to Heaven,
I will guide thee with Mine eye.

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I will guide thee, I will guide thee,
I will guide thee with Mine eye
On the way from earth to Heaven,
I will guide thee with Mine eye.

When temptations almost win thee
And thy trusted watchers fly,
Let this promise ring within thee,
I will guide thee with Mine eye.

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When thy secret hopes have perished
In the grave of years gone by,
Let this promise still be cherished,
I will guide thee with Mine eye.

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When the shades of life are falling
And the hour has come to die,
Hear thy trusty pilot calling,
I will guide thee with Mine eye.

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