Scripture Verse

Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in Your law. Psalm 119:18


Samuel S. Wesley (1810–1876)

Words: Sa­la­thi­el C. Kirk, Mus­ings Along the Way (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: A. H. Sick­ler, 1900), page 77. This hymn could be used for ev­en­ing Bi­ble stu­dy and oth­er ven­ues.

Music: Ash­bur­ton (Wes­ley) Sam­uel S. Wes­ley, in A Se­lect­ion of Psalms and Hymns, by Charles Kem­ble (Lon­don: John F. Shaw, 1864), page 57 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tunes:

Salathiel C. Kirk (1845–1913)


By Thy fa­vor, Lord, we ga­ther
In our cir­cle here ton­ight;
Guide our minds, O gra­cious Fa­ther,
Give them more than hu­man sight;
Lead us ev­er,
In our stu­dies, to­ward the light.

See we in the realm of sto­ry
Nations flour­ish and de­cline?
In their fall, as in their glo­ry,
May we see the Hand di­vine;
Lamp of wis­dom,
Shine on ev­ery page and line.

As we search the field of learn­ing,
Let us sift as we pur­sue;
By the high­er light dis­cern­ing
What is false and what is true;
Choosing ra­ther
Older truth than er­rors new.