Scripture Verse

If you will hear His voice, harden not your hearts. Hebrews 3:15

Introduction

Words: Charles Par­sons, in the Chris­tian Sci­ence Hym­nal (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Chris­tian Sci­ence Pub­lish­ing So­ci­e­ty, 1893), num­ber 107.

Music: Ol­mutz ar­ranged from a Gre­gor­i­an chant by Lo­well Ma­son, 1824 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lowell Mason
(1792–1872)

Lyrics

Oh do not bar your mind
Against the light of good;
But open wide, let in the Word,
And truth will be your food.

It will from error free
Your long enslavèd mind
And bring the light of liberty
Where it shall be enshrined.

Hid treasures it reveals
To all who know its power;
And all who will may light receive,
In this most gracious hour.

Then open wide your heart
To truth and light and love;
You then shall know your life is hid
With Christ in God above.