Words & Music: Clara H. Scott, in Best Hymns No. 2, by Eli­sha A. Hoff­man & Har­old F. Sayles (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Evan­gel­ic­al Pub­lish­ing Com­pa­ny, 1895) (MI­DI, score). Some hymn­als in­cor­rect­ly show the au­thor as “Charles” Scott.


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,
Gladly the warm truth everywhere;
Open my heart and let me prepare
Love with Thy children thus to share.


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