842. Psalm 121: Unto the Hills

1 Unto the hills around do I lift up
my longing eyes:
O whence for me shall my salvation come,
from whence arise?
From God the Lord doth come my certain aid,
from God the Lord who heaven and earth hath made.

2 God will not suffer that thy foot be moved;
safe shalt thou be.
No careless slumber shall His eyelids close
who keepeth thee.
The One who sleepeth not,
who slumbereth ne'er,
shall guard thee, Israel, with most holy care.

3 Jehovah is Himself thy keeper true,
thy changeless shade;
Jehovah thy defence on thy right hand,
thine own true aid.
And thee no sun by day shall ever smite;
no moon shall harm thee in the silent night.

4 From every evil shall God keep thy soul,
from every sin;
Jehovah shall preserve thy going out,
thy coming in.
Above thee watching, God whom we adore
shall keep thee henceforth, yea, for evermore.

Text Information
First Line: Unto the hills around do I lift up
Title: Psalm 121: Unto the Hills
Author: John Campbell (1877)
Translator (into Mohawk): Josephine S. (Konwinne) Day (1905)
Meter: 10 4 10 4 10 10
Language: English; Mohawk; Ojibway
Publication Date: 1996
Topic: Assurance; Evening Prayer; Funeral Vigil (14 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Charles H. Purday (1860)
Meter: 10 4 10 4 10 10
Key: F Major

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