Jesus, my Saviour and my Lord
Jesus, my Saviour and my Lord. Susanna Harrison* (1752-1784).
This is from the Fourth Edition (1788) of Harrison’s Songs of the Night, where it was Hymn IX, entitled ‘Opening My New Bible’. It was preceded by a quotation: ‘Open Thou mine eyes, that I may behold wonderous things out of Thy law. --- PS. cxix. 18.’:
Jesus, my Saviour and my Lord, To Thee I lift mine eyes;Teach and instruct me by Thy word, And make me truly wise.
Make me to know and understand Thy whole revealed will; Fain would I learn to comprehend Thy love more clearly still.
Help me to read this volume o’er With new and fresh delight;Help me to love its Author more, To seek Thee day and night.
Ope Thou mine eyes,...
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