The Story Behind the Song Open The Eyes of My Heart

Featuring Paul Baloche Posted on June 27, 2012

While leading worship one morning, the phrase “Open the eyes of my heart” popped into Paul Baloche’s mind. “I’d heard a pastor pray that a couple of years before and I had written it in my journal,” recalls Paul. “Later, I looked into Ephesians 1:18 and spent some time there, praying that.”

So as Paul was leading, he sang out, “Open the eyes of our hearts, Lord. Open our eyes, Lord. We want to see You.’” He wasn’t sure of how the rest of the song came, other than that he was thinking about Isaiah, “Lord, to see You high and lifted up.” Thankfully, Paul’s sound technician was recording the service and captured the moment. “It just felt like the sincere prayer of our hearts at that moment,” Paul remembers.