Open my eyes that I may see

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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.
3
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.
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.
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Betty Spivey

Weaver, Al, United States

What a wonderful service you provide. Some of the words have been stuck in my mind, but I could not remember the name of the song. I love it! Many thanks.


Barbara

It is a joy to be able to access traditional hymns on the Internet. This one blesses me as I listen and sing the words. Thank you for posting it.


Anthony Lee

I am familiar with the "gladly your warm truth everywhere" 3rd verse version. But Verse 4 is totally new to me. What a wonderful assurance and assurance to be led by the Spirit, just to walk in the light of His glory and grace.


Colleen S. Giles

Millersville, Maryland, United States

What a lovely blessing this day for me. I have been wanting a "word' for 2015 and tonight the word "open" came to me and then the words to this hymn floated through my mind as confirmation that the Spirit Divine had finally answered my longing. I am so thankful.


Carole Landon

Tilghman, MD, United States

In my devotional time this old hymn came to my mind through His Spirit within me. I thank The Lord that He knows what I am to pray for even when I am unaware. (Romans 8:26)


Elaine

Lansing, MI, United States

Christian music is like breathing to me. It is not uncommon to wake at night singing a hymn in my mind. So when I sat down for devotions today it was not a surprised when this old song popped into my head prior to beginning. I could not find this song in any of my old hymn books so I was so grateful it was online and glad to see the rest of the hymn.

God is good.


Collin SDA

Johannesburg, Gauteng

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 mind, illumine me,

    Spirit Divine!


MIldred

Welland

I was led to look up the internet this morning. I pray that this hymn will guide me to know the Lord's will for me.


Steve Miller

Detroit, MI, United States

In our busy lives we often miss the quiet promptings of God's Spirit. And when we do hear God speak, we often ignore the message. ... This hymn calls us to watch and listen, and then act on what we have seen and heard, sharing it with others.

Clara Scott was a music teacher who composed a great deal of instrumental and vocal music. She became known for her book of anthems, "The Royal Anthem Book", which was published in 1882. Her productive life of composing and teaching at the Women's Seminary in Lyons, Iowa, is evidence that her eyes and ears were open to God's leading and that she was ready to share what God gave her. We should be ready to do the same. - Great Songs of Faith by Brown & Norton

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3rd stanza, line 2 of the original says

Gladly the warm truth ev'rywhere;

The 4th stanza is a later addition


Wade

Shelby, North Carolina, United States

One of my favorite hymns. It provides good motivational thought as one prepares to share the Gospel message with others.