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More Than a Children’s Song

Sometimes one of life’s greatest lessons can be found in places where we would not think they could be found. There is a simple song which has been sung by children for at least sixty years which has profound truth. In reality, while it may be thought of as a children’s song, those who are older would truly profit if they thought about its message.

Watch your eyes, watch your eyes what they see.
Watch your eyes, watch your eyes what they see.
For the Father up above is looking down in love,
So watch your eyes what they see.

Each succeeding verse is similar but changes the word eye and the word see to point to another part of the body. The children point to each part of the body so there is a lot of action. Those of us who are older could profit, not by doing the accompanying actions, but by doing the “action” in our hearts.

Watch your eyes, what they see. “The woman saw that the tree was good…pleasant to her eyes” (Gen. 3:6). “All that is in the world…the lust of the eyes…is not of the Father” (1 John 2:16). “The eyes of man are never satisfied” (Pro. 27:20). “The way of a fool is right in his own eyes” (Pro. 12:15).

Watch your ears, what they hear. “Hear my prayer, O God, give ear to the words of my mouth” (Psa. 54:2). “One who turns away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer is an abomination to God” (Pro. 28:9). “Then he read from it in the open square…from morning until midday…and all the ears of the people were attentive to the book of the law” (Neh. 9:8). “Incline your ear to wisdom, and apply your heart to understanding” (Pro. 2:2).

Watch your lips, what they say. “Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking deceit” (Psa. 34:13). “O Lord, open my lips, and my mouth shall show forth Your praise” (Psa. 51:15). “My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing to You, and my soul which you have redeemed” (Psa. 71:23). “Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord, but those who deal truthfully are His delight” (Pro. 12:22).

Watch your hands, what they do. “My hands also will I lift up to Your commandments, which I love and I will meditate on Your law” (Psa. 119:48). “These six things the Lord hates, yes seven are an abominations to Him…hands what shed innocent blood” (Pro. 6:16-17).

Watch your feet, where they go. “I thought about my ways and my feet turned to Your testimonies” (Psa. 119:59). “I have restrained my feet from every evil way, that I may keep Your word” (Psa. 119:101). “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light to my path” (Psa. 119:105). Let us sing.

Dan Jenkins

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