GOD OF THE LIVING, IN WHOSE EYES
Scripture: Luke 20:38
Time Signature: 3/4
Hymn Status: Partnership (An agreement between the hymn writer and R.J. Stevens Music, LLC.)
1. The hymn writer does not want this hymn and its arrangement altered in any way.
2. The hymn writer does not want this hymn accompanied with instrumental music.
Ephesians 5: 19; Colossians 3: 16
Verse 1: God of the living, in whose eyes Unveiled Thy whole creation lies, All souls are Thine: We must not say That those are dead who pass away; From this our world of flesh set free, We know them living unto Thee.
Verse 2: Released from earthly toil and strife, With Thee is hidden still their life; Thine are their tho’ts, their works, their pow’rs, All Thine, and yet most truly ours; For well we know, where’er they be, Our dead are living unto Thee.
Verse 3: Not spilled like water on the ground, Not wrapped in dreamless sleep profound, Not wand’ring in unknown despair, Beyond thy voice, Thine arm, Thy care, Not left to lie like fallen tree— Not dead, but living unto Thee.
Verse 4: Thy word is true, Thy will is just; To Thee we leave them, Lord in trust; And bless Thee for the love which gave Thy Son to fill a human grave; That none might fear that world to see Where all are living unto Thee.
Verse 5: O Breather into man of breath, O Holder of the keys of death, O Giver of the life within, Save us from death, the death of sin, That body, soul, and spirit be Forever living unto Thee.