Paul Baloche mashes up two great songs to make a wonderful modern rendition.
“For Unto Us” taken from Handel’s Messiah which is based on the passage in Isaiah 9:6 is mashed up with Baloche’s classic “Open The Eyes of My Heart.” Paul says the song was inspired in part by Ephesians 1:18.
“The Apostle Paul was writing a letter to the Ephesians and he says, ‘I pray that the eyes of your heart would be enlightened.’ That verse stirred in my heart. One morning, while playing during a ministry time at my church, I began to sing that phrase over and over again: ‘Open the eyes of my heart, Lord. Open the eyes of my heart.’ The whole song pretty much rolled off my tongue while prayerfully playing my guitar and singing out to Him. It really is a simple song that reflected the sincere prayer of my heart.”