Author of the Lyrics
The author of the lovely
words of the "These Eyes" lyrics, Ray Palmer (November 12, 1808-March 29, 1887),
was born in Little Compton, Rhode Island, United States and
achieved fame as a Congregational pastor, teacher and hymn writer.
Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the
music that accompanies the
words of "These Eyes", James Walch (June 21, 1837-August 30, 1901),
was born in Bolton, Lancashire, England and
became famous as a conductor, church organist, musician and composer.
Information about the
Title of Hymn: These Eyes
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Ray Palmer (November 12, 1808
to March 29, 1887)
Nationality of Author:
Translator of the Hymn
lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English
Name of Composer of Music: James Walch (June 21, 1837 to
August 30, 1901)
Hymn Category: Christian Songs
First Line of Hymn: "Jesus, these eyes have never seen, That radiant form of Thine"
First Publication Date:
These Eyes Lyrics
Jesus, these eyes have never seen,
That radiant form of Thine;
The veil of sense hangs dark between
Thy blessèd face and mine.
I see Thee not, I hear Thee not,
Yet art Thou oft with me;
And earth hath ne'er so dear a spot,
As where I meet with Thee.
Like some bright dream that comes unsought,
When slumbers o'er me roll,
Thine image ever fills my thought,
And charms my ravished soul.
Yet though I have not seen, and still
Must rest in faith alone,
I love Thee, dearest Lord, and will,
Unseen, but not unknown.
When death these mortal eyes shall seal,
And still this throbbing heart,
The rending veil shall Thee reveal,
All glorious as Thou art.