451. Open My Eyes, That I May See

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1 Open my eyes, that I may see
glimpses of truth thou hast for me.
Place in my hands the wonderful key
that shall unclasp and set me free.
Silently now I wait for thee,
ready, my God, thy will to see.
Open my eyes; illumine me,
Spirit divine!

2 Open my ears, that I may hear
voices of truth thou sendest clear.
And while the wave notes fall on my ear,
everything false will disappear.
Silently now I wait for thee,
ready, my God, thy will to see.
Open my ears; illumine me,
Spirit divine!

3 Open my mouth, and let me bear
gladly the warm truth everywhere.
Open my heart, and let me prepare
love with thy children thus to share.
Silently now I wait for thee,
ready, my God, thy will to see.
Open my heart; illumine me,
Spirit divine!

Text Information
First Line: Open my eyes, that I may see
Title: Open My Eyes, That I May See
Author: Clara H. Scott (1895)
Meter: 8.8.9.8.8.8.8.4
Language: English
Publication Date: 2013
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Evangelism; Love for Others; Prayer (4 more...)
Tune Information
Name: OPEN MY EYES
Composer: Clara H. Scott (1895)
Meter: 8.8.9.8.8.8.8.4
Key: A♭ Major


Text Information:

The first woman to publish a collection of her own anthems, this author/composer has created in this hymn a sung prayer for illumination. It not only asks God to help us understand scripture but also prays for the strength and courage to make God’s love known to others.


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