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.
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.

Andrew A Johnson

Beaverton, OR, United States

Starting the new year with a renewed commitment to time alone with our Creator. Desiring to be closer to Him and love the things and people He loves...

Open my eyes, Lord..

Silently now I wait for Thee,

Ready, my God, Thy will to see;

Open my eyes, illumine me,

Spirit Divine!


Dixon, CA, United States

The daily Bible verse delivered to my inbox began with the opening words to this beautiful old hymn... from Psalm 119:18. Immediately, the tune flooded my mind, as did all the fond memories of singing it in church from childhood onward. I wonder if those words return so readily because they are founded in the Scriptures and God's Word is eternal (Matthew 24:35)?

D. Baker

United States

I'm an old guy now/the chips are down/things seem to be hanging loosely by a thread but O' what a remnant of thread it is!

Woke up early this am with this melody on my mind.

It was so refreshing/took me back to days gone by/& of first hearing it sung standing beside my Mother in a church deep in the south.

It was there as a child I first saw the light/Fast forward today Spirit Divine awoke me soul from the first restful nights sleep I've had in years

seemingly whispered "where have you been?

1 Cor 15 The Risen Christ, Faith's Reality!

ditto:TY for posting "Open My Eyes That I May See!

Indeed Acts 17:3 God calls "all" people to repent/Come home

Mette Bohart

Devizes, Wiltshire, United Kingdom

I had the words “open my eyes and let me see” pop into my mind this morning, I googled them and this beautiful hymn appeared. Looking at the comments, this is happening all around. Thank you to whoever put them on here.