Scripture Verse

Open wide your hearts. 2 Corinthians 6:13

Introduction

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-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
Adam Geibel
1855–1933

Lyrics

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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain