Scripture Verse

Let us fix our eyes on Jesus. Hebrews 12:2

Introduction

Words: Ed­na G. Y. Reed, in Unit­ed Praise, ed­it­ed by Ed­mund S. Lo­renz & Ira B. Wil­son (New York: Lo­renz & Com­pa­ny, 1908), num­ber 54. Some hym­nals list the au­thor as Ed­na Young, Reed’s mai­den name.

Music: Jef­fer­son Ci­ty Charles H. Ga­bri­el, 1908 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Reed (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

portrait
Charles H. Gabriel
1856–1932

Lyrics

Would you travel safely
Thro’ this world below,
Sure of faithful guidance
Everywhere you go?
Overcome all evil
Every passing day?
Keep your eyes on Je­sus
All along the way!

Refrain

Keep your eyes on Je­sus,
Follow where He leads;
He will bear your bur­den,
Satisfy your needs;
Keep your eyes on Je­sus
Every passing day;
Keep your eyes on Je­sus
All along the way!

Would you live more fully
In the perfect love?
Knowing your petitions
Will be heard above;
Trust His precious promise,
Each command obey,
Keep your eyes on Je­sus
All along the way!

Refrain

Would you be a blessing
Unto all you meet,
Be a willing listener
At the Mas­ter’s feet?
Heir to His own kingdom,
Land of endless day?
Keep your eyes on Je­sus
All along the way!

Refrain