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,
ev’rything 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 ev’rywhere.
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 mouth, illumine me,
Spirit divine!

Source: Voices Together #738

Author: Clara H. Scott

Clara H. Fiske Scott, 1841-1897 Born: De­cem­ber 3, 1841, Elk Grove, Il­li­nois. Died: June 21, 1897, Du­buque, Io­wa Her works: The Roy­al An­them Book, 1882, the first an­them col­lect­ion by a wo­man Happy Songs, Truth in Song for Lov­ers of Truth Ev­er­y­where (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Stock­ham Pub­lish­ing Com­pa­ny, 1896) Short An­thems, 1897  Go to person page >

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First Line: Open my eyes that I may see
Title: Open My Eyes, That I May See
Author: Clara H. Scott (1895)
Meter: 8.9.9.8. with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Silently now I wait for thee
Copyright: Public Domain

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[Open my eyes that I may see]

This tune is likely the work of the composer named here, but has also been attributed to others as shown in the instances list above. The hymn first appeared in Best Hymns No. 2, by Elisha A. Hoffman & Harold F. Sayles (Chicago, Illinois: Evangelical Publishing Company, 1895) (MIDI, score). Some…

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