Open my eyes that I may see

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
Tidings of mercy everywhere;
Open my heart and let me prepare
Love with Thy children thus to share.
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.
Any Fairfield

Jacksonville, IL, United States

Having some difficulty comprehending some content of a book having to do with Prayers and declarations, the words to this hymn came to my remembrance. Especially the verse “Open my eyes that I may see, glimpses of truth thou hast for me..... ” I believe it was confirmation that I will have an “illuminated mind” to have truth revealed to my spirit regarding some answer I am searching for!

Leslie Thompson

Moorestown, New Jersey, United States

I sit here this morning sobbing, longing for God to change me & save my marriage. This song, which I haven’t heard in years, came to mind. I am in such pain and have been demanding that God change my husband. I don’t know if that’s ever going to happen.... But I know he will change me as I lean on Him.

Shirley Rush

Port Charlotte, Florida, United States

When I was in 1st grade I had this wonderful Grandmotherly type teacher her name was Mrs. Letterman. After we said the pledge of Allegiance she would sing this hymn and she taught it to us. Then it was everyday we sang Open My Eyes that I May See.

Ive been going through some spiritual things lately and Mrs. Letterman and this hymn keeps coming to mind.

Joe Ewiwilem

Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom

Moving, inspiring oh I deeply love this hymn. It demonstrates our true needs as Christians and reverberates the yearning of my heart.

Robin Bonn

Maine, United States

While looking up scriptures this morning from a book I’m reading (‘Hearing from Heaven’ by Gloria Copeland) this Song popped into my head! Scripture: Colossians 3:15; Philippians 2:13 and Proverbs 3:5-7! Thank you for sharing this Hymn


Thank you for this website. This hymn came to mind and I wanted to k ow all of the words. Thankful I xould find it here.

Laverne Atkinson

Freeport, Grand Bahama, Bahamas

The song speaks to my soul


Roopville, Georgia, United States

This hymn came to mind yesterday. So thankful for this website that I can use to look up hymns and sing along. Thank you!


United States

I love this song it’s amazing

Phil Austin

Cary, NC, United States

Thank you for this resource, a reminder for those of us who were blessed enough to have grown up with these hymns, and an introduction to these wellsprings of doctrine and encouragement to those who have not yet heard. God bless your ministry.