Keep Your Eyes Upon Jesus

Written by Sister Marie McGuire on Monday, May 13, 2019. Posted in Music & Singalongs

Keep Your Eyes Upon Jesus

Today's Miracle Monday is an experience that the late Sister Marie McGuire had on May 9-10, 1991, almost exactly 28 years ago.

One morning, after awakening, some words came to me, and immediately following a melody came to me. I wrote the words down at once, and I then reached for the Saints Hymnal, searching and trying to connect the tune and words to any of the hymns in the hymnal. The closest I came was No. 146, where the poet penned, “And the toils of the road will seem nothing, when I get to the end of the way.”

I then called a sister to tell her what had just happened. I read the words I received and hummed the tune to her, and she reminded me that it was the same tune as “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus.” I then read the words of this hymn, and they were not the same as what was given to me.

Later, just before noon, the words to the second verse came to me (with the same tune) and then the third and fourth verses came within minutes. I was amazed and thankful to the Lord for giving me such beautiful words. I had never been given anything like this before, maybe a word or a thought from time to time, but never a whole song. I can’t write poetry, let alone a song.

Following are the words given to me.

“Keep Your Eyes Upon Jesus”

Feast your eyes upon Jesus
Trust in His wonderful words
And the cares of this Life will seem nothing
When you get to the end of the road.

Keep your eyes upon Jesus
Then the cares of this life
Will seem nothing at all
When you get to the end of this road.

Remember that Jesus still loves you
He’s the only one you can depend on
For without him life isn’t worth living
There’s a better life waiting for you.

So keep your eyes focused on Jesus
Trust only His wonderful words
Then the cares of this life will seem nothing at all
When you’re near to the end of the road.

More glorious things will be shown you
When the portals of Heaven are opened
His Face will glow brighter than sunshine
When you get to the end of the road.

I believe the experiences that God has given to me have strengthened me and my faith, but they are also a testimony unto the God I have served. They prove that there is a true and living God in heaven, and someday we all will face Him when we get to the end of the road.

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