O Lord, Open My Eyes
A majestic anthem for your church choir. This setting of the beautiful poem by the South African activist Alan Paton would be a wonderful choice for a special occasion at your church - powerful, moving and majestic. This piece will become a favorite of your choir and your congregation.
- Voicing: SATB ensemble
- Instrumentation: organ accompaniment, with optional brass quartet and timpani
- Text Author: Alan Paton
- Duration: 5:00 minutes
- Publisher: Mysterium Music
O Lord, open my eyes that I may see the needs of others;
Open my ears that I may hear their cries;
Open my heart so that they need not be without succor.
Let me not be afraid to defend the weak
Because of the anger of the strong,
Nor afraid to defend the poor
Because of the anger of the rich.
Show me where love and hope and faith are needed,
And use me to bring them to those places.
And so open my eyes and my ears
That I may this coming day be able
To do some work of peace for thee.