Open My Heart

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Original lyrics to a familiar tune. Free to copy and use. Or you can pay-what-you-like to donate.


Words: Steve Garnaas-Holmes
Tune: Open My Eyes


Lyrics:

Open my eyes that I may see everyone ‘round me lovingly,
shedding my labels, habits and fear, see with a heart that’s true and clear.
Patiently, God, may I behold each blessed life as it unfolds.
Open my eyes, illumine me, Spirit divine.


Open my ears and let me hear unspoken stories, unshed tears.
Help me to hear with love shining through stories that no one’s listened to.
Tenderly, God, help me to hold what is within each person’s soul.
Open my ears, illumine me, Spirit divine.


Open my heart and grant me love, mercy for those I’m heedless of.
Help me to know each person I face as one you bless with gentle grace
Lovingly, God, please make me more mindful of those whom we ignore.
Open my heart, illumine me, spirit divine.

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The lyrics shown on this page are original lyrics by Steve Garnaas-Holmes, set to a familiar tune. These lyrics are free to use or pay-what-you-like to purchase (download includes lyrics in .doc format). You are permitted to directly copy and paste from this page and print, project, broadcast or otherwise use these materials and this song in worship or whatever way you need.