P121b. To Heav'n I lift my waiting Eyes

1 To Heav'n I lift my waiting Eyes;
There all my Hopes are laid:
The Lord, that built the Earth and Skies,
Is my perpetual Aid.

2 Their Feet shall never slide to fall,
Whom he designs to keep;
His Ear attends the softest Call;
His Eyes can never sleep.

3 He will sustain our weakest Pow'rs
With his Almighty Arm,
And watch our most unguarded Hours
Against surprising Harm.

4 Isr'el rejoice, and rest secure,
Thy Keeper is the Lord;
His wakeful Eyes employ his Pow'r
For thine eternal Guard.

5 Nor scorching Sun, nor sickly Moon,
Shall have his Leave to smite;
He shields thy Head from burning Noon,
From blasting Damps at Night.

6 He guards thy Soul, he keeps thy Breath,
Where thickest Dangers come:
Go, and return, secure from Death,
Till GOD commands thee Home.

Text Information
First Line: To Heav'n I lift my waiting Eyes
Publication Date: 1766
Meter: Common Metre
Topic: Defense: in God; God: our preserver; Protection: by day and night
Language: English
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