Characters of Christ: From the Prophets

Opener of the blinded eyes

Author: George Richards
Published in 3 hymnals

Representative Text

1 "Op'ner of the blinded eyes!"
Mid the night of death arise.
"Binder of the broken heart!"
Ballam to the soul impart.

2 "Giver of the oil of joy!"
Mourning from the earth destroy.
"Raiser up of Jacob's race!"
Save the world of man, by grace.

3 "Saviour God, and God the just!"
On thine arm shall nations trust.
"Gath'rer of the outcasts' home!"
In Salvation's chariots, come.

4 "Lib'ral soul, devising good!"
Sinners wash in thy own blood.
"Taker of the vail away!"
Lead us to eternal day.

5 "Man of sorrows, man of grief!"
May thy wounds impart relief.
"Leader, witness, cov'nant God!"
Rule the world with mercy's rod.

6 "Op'ner of the prison door!"
Captives to thy light restore.
"Judge, lawgiver, King of men!"
Come, in glory, come again.


Source: Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs: selected and original, designed for the use of the Church Universal in public and private devotion #XCI

Author: George Richards

Richards, George, born near Newport, Rhode Island, circa 1755. For some years he was Purser and Chaplain in the United States Navy, and also taught a school in Boston. In 1789 he became an Universalist preacher, ministered at Portsmouth, New Haven, 1793-1809, and from 1809 in Philadelphia, where, his mind having given way under trouble, he died by his own hand, March 16, 1816. With S. Lane he edited the Universalist Hymn Book, published at Boston, 1792. This was one of the earliest collections of that body. It contained 49 of Richards's hymns. In 1801 he published A Collection of Hymns, Dover, New Hampshire, which contained 6 additional hymns by himself, and in 1806, also at Dover, a second edition of the same, greatly enlarged, with anothe… Go to person page >

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First Line: Opener of the blinded eyes
Title: Characters of Christ: From the Prophets
Author: George Richards
Meter: 7.7.7.7
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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