Scripture Verse

Open Thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of Thy law. Psalm 119:18

Introduction

Words & Mu­sic: Clar­ence A. John­son, in Church and Un­i­ver­si­ty Hymns, ed­it­ed by Ed­ward John Smith (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Bo­ston Mu­sic, 1916) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of John­son (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

Open mine eyes, O Lord,
Open mine eyes;
Into my darkened heart
Let Thy light arise.
Show me myself, O Lord,
Show me Thyself, O Lord,
Show me Thy truth, O Lord,
Open mine eyes!

Open mine eyes, O Lord,
Open mine eyes;
Thy Word and sacrament
Let me ne’er despise!
Thou art the Way, O Lord;
Thou art the Truth, O Lord;
Thou art the Life, O Lord;
Open mine eyes.