May Your Eyes be Ever Moist

The final song of Side A on Keith Green’s NO COMPROMISE LP is a song titled “My Eyes are Dry”. He seems to be designing a worship service for the family of God. He started with a call to worship and a plea for the congregation with Soften Your Heart”. Then he moved to pastoral prayer with Make My Life a Prayer”. Then there is a kind of “testimony / announcement” song with, Dear John Letter (to the Devil)”.  It’s a humorous take on turning your back on your former affections and the world with all its enticements, and turning to the living God. The next two songs, Asleep in the Light” and “My Eyes are Dry” are the meat of his message to the American Church. My Eyes are Dry would make a great Lord’s Supper song.

“You are compromised.
“You are too much like the world.
“You are asleep, uncaring, and disenterested in the things of God.
“Wake up, ‘repent and do the deeds you did at first’.” (Rev. 2:5)

But Keith isn’t just railing against others, he includes himself. He knows all too well the tendency of a heart, even his own, to drift away from God. He Knows that a broken spirit is the best path to throne of God.

“The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit;
      a broken and contrite heart, O God, You will not despise.”   (Psalm 51:17)

My Eyes are Dry

My eyes are dry
My faith is old
My heart is hard
My prayers are cold

And I know how
I ought to be
Alive to You
And dead to me

Oh, what can be done
For an old heart like mine
Soften it up
With oil and wine

The oil is You
Your Spirit of love
Please wash me anew
In the wine of Your blood

My eyes are dry
My faith is old
My heart is hard
My prayers are cold

And I know how
I ought to be
Alive to You
And dead to me

Oh, what can be done
For an old heart like mine
Soften it up
With oil and wine

The first video below is the song remastered. The second, is a live performance where Keith invites the congregation to sing with him and, as he usually did in concert, he preaches a little. I hope you will give some time to hear both. We need more tears in our faith. May your eyes be ever moist.

 


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