Scripture Verse

Open wide your hearts. 2 Corinthians 6:13


Words: Ri­chard H. Buck, in Up­lift­ed Voic­es (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Gei­bel & Leh­man, 1901), num­ber 24.

Music: Ad­am Gei­bel (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Buck (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Adam Geibel (1855–1933)


Open thy heart to the love of the Sav­ior,
List to His pleading while yet you may;
His is the hand that will safely lead you,
Up to the glo­ry of endless day.


Open thy heart! Open thy heart!
Let in the sunshine from Hea­ven above;
List to His voice, come and rejoice!
Open thy heart to the Sav­ior’s love.

Oft in the shadow, when friends all forsake you,
Jesus is waiting to hear your call;
Leading the way thro’ the storm and darkness,
Savior—Re­deem­er—yes, all in all.