Scripture Verse

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


Clara H. Scott (1841–1897)

Words & Mu­sic: Cla­ra H. Scott, in Best Hymns No. 2, by Eli­sha A. Hoff­man & Har­old F. Sayles (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Ev­an­ge­li­cal Pub­lish­ing, 1895) (🔊 pdf nwc). Some hym­nals in­cor­rect­ly give the au­thor as Charles Scott, and some hym­nals ap­pend ad­dit­ion­al vers­es by Fred P. Mor­ris.


Open my eyes, that I may see
Glimpses of truth Thou hast for me;
Place in my hands the won­der­ful key
That shall un­clasp and set me free.


Silently now I wait for Thee,
Ready my God, Thy will to see,
Open my eyes, il­lum­ine me,
Spirit divine!

Open my ears, that I may hear
Voices of truth Thou send­est clear;
And while the wave notes fall on my ear,
Everything false will dis­ap­pear.


Open my mouth, and let me bear,
Gladly the warm truth ev­ery­where;
Open my heart and let me pre­pare
Love with Thy child­ren thus to share.