Though Oft He Leads Me Onward


Though oft he leads me onward by a rough and stormy way,
Where clouds of darkness veil the sunny sky,
I’ll trust the tender Savior, holding close his nail-pierced hand,
He keeps me “as the apple of his eye.”

Refrain:
He keeps me, safely keeps me,
Upon my blessed Lord I can rely;
He keeps me, safely keeps me;
He keeps me “as the apple of his eye.”

He goeth on before me, every step he truly knows,
This Friend of mine on whom I can rely;
“Fear not!” he softly whispers on the mountains bleak and cold,
“I’ll keep you ‘as the apple of my eye.'” [Refrain]

The glories of his heaven, and the songs of angels bright,
Will never cause his blessed love to die;
My heart with joy o’erflowing bids me follow to the end,
He’ll keep me “as the apple of his eye.” [Refrain]