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Lord, open my eyes to the work to be done

Lord, open my eyes to the work to be done

Author: Lida Shivers Leech
Tune: [Lord, open my eyes to the work to be done]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Lord, open my eyes to the work to be done,
The fields unto harvest are white;
Accept me I pray for Thy service today,
To win souls for God and right.

Endue me with power today,
Lord, with power to do and to dare;
Thy will ever gladly to do,
Lord, no matter when or where.

2 At home and abroad there is much to be done,
In giving and loving and pray’r;
Lord, give me a vision of wandering souls,
They’re perishing ev’rywhere. [Refrain]

3 Endue me with power to work in Thy name,
My time and my talents to give;
That some wand’ring one thro’ my service and pray’r,
May look unto Thee, and live. [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of Praise and Power 1-2-3 Combined #220

Author: Lida Shivers Leech

Born: Ju­ly 12, 1873, May­ville, New Jer­sey. Died: March 4, 1962, Long Beach, Cal­i­for­nia. Leech spent her child­hood in Cape May Court House, New Jer­sey, and at­tend­ed Co­lum­bia Un­i­ver­si­ty and Tem­ple Un­i­ver­si­ty. She played the or­gan at Be­tha­ny Meth­od­ist Church in Cam­den, New Jer­sey, served as ac­com­pa­nist at evan­gel­i­cal serv­ic­es, and wrote some 500 hymn tunes in her life­time. Sources-- Emurian, pp. 112-3 Reynolds, p. 336 Lyrics-- God’s Way Is Best I Have Re­deemed Thee I’ll Go Any­where No Fault in Him Some Day He’ll Make It Plain Thine for Ser­vice Trust Me, Try Me, Prove Me © 1928 When the Veil is Lift… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lord, open my eyes to the work to be done
Author: Lida Shivers Leech
Refrain First Line: Endue me with power today