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Open My Eyes, That I May See   Leave a comment

Metal key

Above:  Metal Key

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Text (1896) by Clara H. Scott (1841-1897)

Hymn Source = The Hymnal for Youth (1941), Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.

The Church School Hymnal for Youth (1928), predecessor of The Hymnal for Youth (1941), lists the author of the hymn erroneously as Charles H. Scott.

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1.  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!

2.  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.

Silently now I wait for Thee,

Ready, my God, Thy will to see;

Open my eyes, illumine me,

Spirit divine!

3.  Open my mouth, and let me bear

Gladly thy warm truth everywhere;

Open my heart, and let me prepare

Love with Thy children thus to share.

Silently now I wait for Thee,

Ready, my God, Thy will to see;

Open my eyes, illumine me,

Spirit divine!

4.  Open my mind, that I may read

More of Thy love in word and deed;

What shall I fear while yet Thou dost lead?

Only for light from Thee I plead.

Silently now I wait for Thee,

Ready, my God, Thy will to see;

Open my eyes, illumine me,

Spirit divine!

5.  Open my way, that I may bring

Trophies of grace to Christ, my King;

Echoed in love Thy Word shall outring

Sweet as the note that angels sing.

Silently now I wait for Thee,

Ready, my God, Thy will to see;

Open my eyes, illumine me,

Spirit divine!