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.

Orlando, Florida, United States

Reading John chapter 9. Jesus heals the man blind from birth. Of course the Pharisees have to question the man and his parents because Jesus healed him on the Sabbath. The man said, "All I know is that I was blind, but now I see!" How great is our God and Savior Jesus Christ! I was reminded of this song from many years ago and enjoyed reading all of the verses.


Hamilton, Ohio, United States

This morning I was reading 2 Kings 6:8-23, I prayed that my eyes would see the world around me with spiritual eyes, and the words of this beautiful hymn popped into my head. I felt that I was surrounded by others who pray this same prayer.

Lord, let us not be overwhelmed with the ways of the world, but open our eyes that we may see Your truth! Amen.

Neil Johnson

Thornton, CO, United States

I was reading Psa 119:2 this morning. I had to stop and remind myself that even though seeking HIM with my whole heart might seem difficult with all the stuff happening around me. I started praising Father for putting in me Holy Spirit. I am a new creature, not made to desire selfish sin but to desire righteousness. As I prayed; Lord open my eyes only to see you...this song came to mind. Haven't thought of it for years. It was right on target. Praise you Father for Jesus and for taking such good care of me.

Bon Virata

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Islamd, Canada

Praise the Lord Jesus!

Princess Kathryn

Kingston, Jamaica

I am a young person and I want to encourage other young persons to meditate on these hymns that are filled with timeless truths. Indeed our music today is awesome but sadly there has been a shift where much of it has hidden lies about our great God. We don't have to chain ourselves to the music of the 21st century just because it is all around us. We don't have to resort to it. We can seek after righteousness and truth on websites like these and listen to timeless hymns which capture the truth of God's Word.

And just think, which is more important? Having our hearts thumping to the latest rhythm (no doubt it really is a good rhythm) or having our hearts in tune with God's will for our lives?


Nairobi, Kenya

Awesome hymn preparing our hearts, mind and soul for the word of God.....

Silently now I wait for Thee,

Ready, my God, Thy will to see;

Open my eyes, illumine me,

Spirit divine.

Teresa Abade

Sherman, Texas, United States

Fantastic, we need all the help! Love it.


United States

From reading other comments, I see the Lord is using this hymn in many hearts and minds across the world! I, too, awoke with this hymn singing inside my heart. May we be illumined by Christ's light, love, and grace.


Sanford, VA, United States

Doing the Bible study on experiencing God and how He will be at work around us and open our eyes to see it and invite us to join Him in His work. This song came right to me. 💕

Barbara Berry

Tallahassee, FL, United States

I was about to read my Bible this morning and this hymn, which I have not had the privilege of singing in church for many years, came to mind. I had to Google the words so I could sing them all. I pray many young people will find this and other hymns on the Internet and begin asking their churches to play them.