Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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.

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Clara H. Scott
(1841–1897)

Lyrics

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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain