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.


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


3rd stanza, line 2 of the original says

Gladly the warm truth ev'rywhere;

The 4th stanza is a later addition


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.

Sammy Alsobrook

Angleton, Texas, United States

I really enjoyed listening to this hymn this morning after the Lord placed it on my heart. It was great to be able to access it so easily.


very good song!!!!