Open My Eyes (AOV 1/166)

No, I haven’t forgotten song 165 – all will be explained tomorrow.

This song by Jesse Manibusan is very useful and is played often at our church.  We have used it to frame the prayers of the faithful for special occasions and we did use it as a gospel acclamation for a long time. The very beautiful original can be heard here. It is very restrained, which is difficult to achieve with an assembly singing it, so don’t expect the subtlety heard there. This is more what your going hear in church.

It can be purchased for download at OCP.

Jesse Manibusan sings it with a preamble here where you can see and hear the fingerpicking style he uses. For more basic guitarists (ie me) capo 2nd fret.

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Open my eyes, Lord
Help me to see your face
Open my eyes, Lord
Help me to see.

Open my ears, Lord
Help me to hear your voice
Open my ears, Lord
Help me to hear.

Open my heart, Lord
Help me to love like you
Open my heart, Lord
Help me to love.

I live within you
Deep in your heart, oh, love
I live within you
Rest now in me.

© Jesse Manisuban 1988.

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