Sunday, April 7, 2019

Old Fashioned Sunday Hymn Sing #73

Welcome to the 73rd Old Fashioned Sunday Hymn Sing!

I miss the old hymns that I remember from my childhood - there were no drums, no electric guitar and no mind numbing beat. It was just voices and maybe a piano or an organ. The choir led the congregation in singing - and the words of these hymns are poetic. I realize that there is a need for the modern "seeker oriented" worship music - but it is also necessary to have deeper songs (no offense intended to anyone who prefers the newer church songs).

I decided to have an "Old Fashion Sunday Hymn Sing" once a month on this blog.
I personally do NOT have a great singing voice - I used to play the guitar & piano but my voice is NOT an instrument. That's the great thing about this digital hymn sing, you can warble along without being embarrassed or without offending anyone else.

The hymns that we will be studying are taken from an old hymnal from a Baptist church that is no longer in existence - "The North American Hymnal" published in 1956 by "THE ROGER WILLIAMS PRESS"

I will also try to find a version of the featured hymn on "YouTube" to share with you each month.

Today's featured hymn is "Open My Eyes That I May See" written & composed by Clara H. Scott (1841-1897).    
This author and composer was the first woman to publish a book of choir anthems (published in 1882).  She was born in Illinois and passed away in Iowa.  She died due to a horse & buggy accident.

" Open my eyes that I may see
    wonderful things in your law."
Psalm 119:18

"I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.  I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people." 
Ephesians 1:17 & 18

I have included 2 versions of this lovely hymn (below the lyrics).  Enjoy!

Turn with me to number 211 in your hymnals and let's sing:

Open My Eyes That I May See
written & composed by Clara H. Scott (1841-1897)

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..

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..

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.


Silently now I wait for thee, Ready, my God, Thy will to see;
1.  Open my eyes, illumine me, Spirit divine!
2.  Open my ears, illumine me, Spirit divine!
3.  Open my heart, illumine me, Spirit divine!.

A special thanks to "drolas94" for sharing this with us!


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