445. Unto the Hills

1 Unto the hills around do I lift up
My longing eyes;
Oh, whence for me shall my salvation come,
From whence arise?
From God the Lord doth come my certain aid,
From God the Lord, who heav'n and earth hath made.

2 He will not suffer that thy foot be moved;
Safe shalt thou be.
No careless slumber shall his eyelids close,
Who keepeth thee.
Behold, he sleepeth not, he slumb'reth ne'er,
Who keepeth Israel in his holy care.

3 Jehovah is himself thy keeper true,
Thy changeless shade;
Jehovah thy defense on thy right hand
Himself hath made.
And thee no sun by day shall ever smite;
No moon shall harm thee in the silent night.

4 From ev'ry evil shall he keep thy soul,
From ev'ry sin;
Jehovah shall preserve thy going out,
Thy coming in.
Above thee watching, he whom we adore
Shall keep thee henceforth, yea, for evermore.

Text Information
First Line: Unto the hills around do I lift up
Title: Unto the Hills
Author: John Campbell, 1845-1914
Meter: 10 4 10 4 10 10
Language: English
Publication Date: 1978
Topic: Trust, Guidance
Tune Information
Composer: Charles H. Purday, 1799-1885
Meter: 10 4 10 4 10 10
Key: F Major

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