CXXIb. Preservation by Day and Night

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 or 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
Title: Preservation by Day and Night
Publication Date: 1780
Meter: Common Metre
Language: English
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