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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain

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

Refrain