Open My Eyes, That I May See

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1 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.

Refrain 1:
Silently now I wait for Thee,
Ready my God, Thy will to see,
Open my eyes, illumine me,
Spirit divine!

2 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.

Refrain 2:
Silently now I wait for Thee,
Ready my God, Thy will to see,
Open my ears, illumine me,
Spirit divine!

3 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.

Refrain 3:
Silently now I wait for Thee,
Ready my God, Thy will to see,
Open my heart, illumine me,
Spirit divine!

Timeless Truths

Author: Clara H. Scott

Clara H. Fiske Scott, 1841-1897 Born: De­cem­ber 3, 1841, Elk Grove, Il­li­nois. Died: June 21, 1897, Du­buque, Io­wa, thrown from a bug­gy by a run­a­way horse. Daughter of Abel Fiske and Sar­ah Rock­well Jones, Cla­ra at­tend­ed, in 1856, the first Mu­sic In­sti­tute held in Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois by C. M. Ca­dy. She went on to teach mu­sic at the La­dies Sem­in­a­ry, Ly­ons, Io­wa (1859). She mar­ried Hen­ry Clay Scott in 1861. Scott met and was great­ly en­cour­aged by Ho­ra­tio Palm­er, who helped pub­lish ma­ny of her songs. She is­sued three col­lect­ions be­fore her untim­e­ly death, in­clud­ing: The Roy­al An­them Book, 1882, the first an­them col­lect­ion by a wo­ma… Go to person page >

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SCOTT

This tune is likely the work of the composer named here, but has also been attributed to others as shown in the instances list above. The hymn first appeared in Best Hymns No. 2, by Elisha A. Hoffman & Harold F. Sayles (Chicago, Illinois: Evangelical Publishing Company, 1895) (MIDI, score). Some…

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Media

Baptist Hymnal 1991 #502
The Cyber Hymnal #5268
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
Timeless Truths #468
  • Open_My_Eyes_That_I_May_See.sib (SIB, Scorch)
The United Methodist Hymnal #454
Worship and Rejoice #480

Instances

Instances (20)TextImageAudioScoreFlexscore
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #502TextImageAudioScore
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #443TextImageFlexscore
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #395Image
Celebration Hymnal #563Image
Chalice Hymnal #586Text
Complete Mission Praise #544
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #451TextImageAudioFlexscore
Hymns of Faith #448TextImage
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #324TextImage
Revival Hymns and Choruses #246
Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #326
Sing Joyfully #174TextImage
The Christian Life Hymnal #229
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #368
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #381
The United Methodist Hymnal #454TextImageAudioScoreFlexscore
The Worshiping Church #557TextImageFlexscore
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #371Text
Worship and Rejoice #480TextImageAudioScore
Worship in Song: A Friends Hymnal #166



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