My opening eyes with rapture seeAuthor: James Hutton
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1 My opening eyey with rapture see
The dawn of Thy returning day;
My thoughts, O God, ascend to Thee,
While thus my early vows I pay.
2 I yield my heart to Thee alone,
Nor would receive another guest;
Eternal King! erect Thy throne,
And reign sole monarch in my breast.
3 O bid this trifling world retire,
And drive each carnal thought away;
Nor let me feel one vain desire,
One sinful thought, through all the day.
4 Then, to Thy courts when I repair,
My soul shall rise on joyful wing,
The wonders of Thy love declare,
And join the strains which angels sing.
Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, 1871
My opening eyes with rapture see. [Sunday Morning.] Usually attributed to J. Hutton (p. 545, ii.). Duffield (English Hymns, 1886) says it is in the Appendix to D. Benham's Memoirs of Hutton, 1856, but we have failed to find it in any English edition of that work. It is in J. Codman's Boston Collection, 1813, in 6 stanzas. Its modern form of 4 stanzas is from the American Prayer Book Collection, 1826.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)
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|The Cyber Hymnal #4297||My Opening Eyes with Rapture See||My opening eyes with rapture see||ROCKINGHAM (Mason)||James Hutton, 1715-1795||LM||J. Codman's <cite>Boston Collection</cite>, 1813|