He Washed My Eyes With Tears – Ira Stanphil

Stanphill was an Assemblies of God pastor, singer, and Gospel songwriter. A gifted musician, he was already playing piano, organ, ukulele and accordion by age 10. By the time he reached 17, he was composing and singing, participating in revival crusades, prayer meetings, and tent campaigns. He graduated from the Junior College in Chillicothe, Missouri, and was later awarded an honorary Ph.D. from Hyles-Anderson College in Indiana. As a singing evangelist, he preached all over America and in over 40 other countries. He was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 1981, and published his autobiography, This Side of Heaven, in 1983. – hymntime


He washed my eyes with tears that I might see,
The broken heart I had was good for me;
He tore it all apart and looked inside,
He found it full of fear and foolish pride.
He swept away the things that made me blind,
And then I saw the clouds were silver lined;
And now I understand ’twas best for me,
He washed my eyes with tears that I might see.

He washed my eyes with tears that I might see,
The glory of Himself revealed to me;
I did not know that He had wounded hands,
I saw the blood He spilt upon the sands.
I saw the marks of shame and wept and cried,
He was my substitute for me He died;
And now I’m glad He came so tenderly
And washed my eyes with tears that I might see.

By Ira Stanphill

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Anonymous says:

    Thank you, so very much, for this beautiful and inspirational hymn!


  2. I was at Mt. Paran Church of God one June Sunday 1973 when Rev. Stanphill was a guest. He sang this song and gave his testimony. It was such a blessing and I have never forgotten it.


  3. havefaith007 says:

    Thank you for sharing this beautiful song. God does truly wash our eyes with tears that we might see. He allows the trials we go through so that we may see the big picture of our suffering. The big picture is that God is with us, and He uses our trials to glorify His Name and to lead the lost to Him when they see Him with us in our suffering.



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