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The Prayer of Thomas Ellwood

O that mine eyes might closed be

Author: Thomas Ellwood
Published in 6 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI, Recording

Representative Text

1 O that mine eye might closed be
To what concerns me not to see.

2 That deafness might possess my ear
To what concerns me not to hear.

3 That truth my tongue might ever tie
From speaking words of vanity.

4 That no vain thought might ever rest
Or be conceived within my breast.

5 So that in deed and word and thought,
Glory may unto God be wrought.

6 But are wishes? Lord mine eye
Is fixed on Thee, to Thee I cry!

7 Cleanse, Lord, and purify my heart
And make it clean in every part.

8 And when ’tis pure, Lord, keep it so,
For that is more than I can do.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #13450

Author: Thomas Ellwood

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Text Information

First Line: O that mine eyes might closed be
Title: The Prayer of Thomas Ellwood
Author: Thomas Ellwood
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

Hymns and Psalms #555


Small Church Music #7008


The Cyber Hymnal #13450

Include 3 pre-1979 instances
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