I lift up mine eyes to the mountainsAuthor: Henry Zylstra (1953)
Published in 2 hymnals
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1 I lift up my eyes to the mountains,
I look to the Lord for my aid;
my help is the Lord God Almighty;
the earth and heavens he made.
2 His vigil is tender and constant,
and watchful the care that he keeps;
he suffers no harm to befall you;
he nods not nor slumbers nor sleeps.
3 The Keeper of Israel guards you
and keeps you in pathways of right;
he circles his canopy round you
for shelter by day and by night.
4 The Lord God will keep you from evil;
your coming and going he knows;
your life he preserves unimperiled;
look now to the Lord for repose.
Source: Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #448
st. 1 = Ps. 121:1-2
st. 2 = Ps. 121:3-4
st. 3 = Ps. 121:5-6
st. 4 = Ps. 121:7-8
Written by Henry Zylstra (PHH 82) in 1953, this text is a versification of Psalm 121. It was first published in the 1959 Psalter Hymnal and is one of the few texts in that hymnal in amphibrachic meter. (For other settings of Psalm 121 see 121 and 180; for further analysis of the text see PHH 121.)
See comments at PHH 121.
--Psalter Hymnal Handbook
|Instances (1 - 1 of 1)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #448||I Lift Up My Eyes to the Mountains||I lift up my eyes to the mountains||LUZON||Henry Zylstra||98 98||Psalm 121||1987||Creation and Providence | ; Providence ||