I finally figured it out. I looked through the entire index of the Gather Hymnal, saying each hymn title out loud so I wouldn’t skip over it.
Near the very end of the list, down in the w’s there it was!
“WITHOUT SEEING YOU”
The entire verse is played, not just a phrase or two. It’s played on the piano, very simply, the way I would play it at church.
And the title and words FIT the movie, which is called “EYE SEE YOU.”
The movie is about a cop killer who is stalking a cop, and taunts him by saying, “I see you, but you don’t see me.”
In the movie, this melody is played whenever the cop’s girlfriend is with him, and again, sadly, after she is murdered by the cop killer.
The words are:
“Without seeing you, we love you
without touching you, we embrace
without knowing you, we follow
without seeing you, we believe.”
This would seem like a very appropriate song to run through the cop’s mind when he remembers his dead girlfriend. Also, an appropriate song that fits the title of the movie.
I’ve heard rumors that Stallone is a Catholic. If so, I can see why he would suggest this beautiful melody as background music. It’s not well-known, so it wouldn’t be obtrusive into the plot. But it fits the plot so well.
BTW, I don’t recommend rushing out and renting this movie. It’s kind of predictable, and I frankly don’t like the violence in the movie. At one point, the woman doctor, who has no weapon and no experience dealing with serial killers, panics and says, “We have to do something!”, then runs out the door (no weapon) to chase down the killer who has murdered (in grisly ways) 12 policemen and several civilians. Good thinking, lady!
Definitely NOT a movie for the kiddies.
And I’m sure you’ll guess who the cop-killer is.
Like I said, the only reason I have the movie is to see my favorite actor, Robert Patrick, who looks skinny as a stick in this movie, and has the “f” word in almost every line! Beautiful crying scene from him, though. He’s a great cryer.
And it’s a great movie to watch in hot weather, since the whole thing takes place against the backdrop of a raging blizzard. I even get cold watching it! Takes the place of air conditioning. (But NOT around the bunchkins, please!)