Open Thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of Thy law. Psalm 119:18
Words: Alexandre R. Vinet (1799–1847). Translated from French to English by Richard B. Hoyle (1875–1939).
Music: Vesper (Cottage) in Cottage Melodies, by William B. Bradbury & Sylvester Main (New York: Carlton & Porter, 1859) (🔊 pdf nwc).
If you know where to get a good photo of Hoyle (head-and-shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels),
My Savior and my Lord,
To Thee I lift mine eyes;
Instruct me by Thy holy Word,
And make me truly wise.
Be it my chief delight
To read this volume o’er;
To seek its author day and night,
And love Thee more and more.
May this my thoughts engage,
In each perplexing case;
Help me to feed on every page,
And grow in every grace.
O let it cleanse my heart,
And guide me all my days;
Its wonders, Lord, to me impart,
And Thou shalt have the praise.