Open My Eyes, That I May See

Silently now I wait for Thee (Chorus)

Author: Clara H. Scott
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

Silently now I wait for thee,
Ready my God thy will to see,
Open mine eyes, illumine me,
Spirit divine.

Source: The Song Book of the Salvation Army #c99

Author: Clara H. Scott

Clara Harriett Fiske Jones Scott USA 1841-1897. Born at Elk Grove, IL, daughter of a farmer, the family moved to Chicago in 1856. Clara enrolled in the first Chicago Musical Institute, after founders, Chauncy M Cady and William Bradbury, opened it in 1858. Following her graduation from the program, she found employment at the new Lyons Girl’s Seminary (also founded in 1858) in Lyons, IA. While working there, she met Henry Clay Scott, who worked for Scott & Ovington Brothers wholesale crockery company. The two married in 1861 in McGregor, IA. They had two daughters, Medora and Mary. The family moved to Austin, IL, near Chicago in the 1870s. She become a composer, hymnwriter, and publisher. She was the first woman to publish a vo… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Silently now I wait for Thee (Chorus)
Title: Open My Eyes, That I May See
Author: Clara H. Scott
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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The Song Book of the Salvation Army #c99

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