Open Thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of Thy law.@Psalm 119:18
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Alexandre R. Vinet (1799-1847)

Alexandre R. Vinet (1799-1847); translated from French to English by Richard B. Hoyle (1875-1939).

Vesper (Cottage) in Cottage Melodies, by William B. Bradbury & Sylvester Main (New York: Carlton & Porter, 1859) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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.