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Open, Lord, my inward ear,

And let my heart rejoice;

Let my quiet spirit hear

Your comforting calm voice;

Never in the whirlwind found,

Or where earthquakes rock the place,

Still and silent is the sound,

The whisper of your grace.


From the world of sin and noise

And hurry I withdraw;

For the small and inward voice

I wait with humble awe;

I am silent now and still,

Dare not in your presence move;

To my waiting soul reveal

The secret of your love.


You did undertake for me,

For me to death were sold;

Wisdom in a mystery

Of dying love unfold;

Teach the lesson of your cross,

Let me die with you to reign;

All things let me count but loss,

That you, I may regain.


Show me, as my soul can bear,

The depth of inbred sin;

All the unbelief declare,

The pride that lurks within;

Take me, I am yours, my Lord,

Bring into captivity

Every high aspiring thought

That would not bend the knee.



Lord, my time is in your hand,

To you, my soul convert;

You can make me understand,

Though I am slow of heart;

Lord, in you I live and move,

You are light, upon me shine;

You are wisdom, power, and love,

And all you are is mine.

CCLI Song Number: 3510977

 ‘Stockton Heath’ and words in this version © Copyright 2000 Three Legged Music Limited

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Open Lord My Inward Ear

Words: adapted from C. Wesley (1707-1788)

Music: ‘Stockton Heath’ by Howard J. Prior

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