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I lift my eyes unto heaven above

I lift my eyes unto heaven above

Author: Johann Ludvig Runeberg
Tune: I LIFT MY EYES
Published in 4 hymnals

Representative Text

1 I lift my eyes unto heaven above,
And fold my hands to draw near thee;
For thou, dear Lord, dost thy children love,
And thou hast promised to hear me.

2 How sweet to bless thee and praise thy Name,
For thou, O Christ, art my Saviour;
Kind Shepherd, guard me from sin and shame,
And let me love thee forever.

3 A little flower in thy garden fair,
My life to thee has been given;
O Saviour, keep me in thy dear care,
And bring me safely to heaven.

4 Dear Lord, I thank thee for all thy love
And gifts divine beyond measure;
A sweeter song I will raise above
To thee, my heart's dearest treasure.

Source: Service Book and Hymnal of the Lutheran Church in America #396

Author: Johann Ludvig Runeberg

Runeberg, Johan Ludvig. (Jacobstad, Finland, February 5, 1804--May 6, 1877, Borgå). Lutheran. Educated at University of Åbo. Secretary to the Council of the University, 1830-1836. Chair of Latin at Borgå College, 1837-1847; rector, 1847-1850. Author of The Grave of Perrho, 1831, verse romances of Finnish life; The Elk Hunter; Hanna, and Fänrik Ståls sänger, patriotic poems on the war of independence. National poet of Finland. Editor of the Swedish hymnal for the Finnish church, 1857, which included 57 of his texts and nine of his translations or revisions. Author of "Hur ljuft det är att komma" (What Joy There Is in Coming). --Likely J. Irving Erickson, DNAH Archives Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I lift my eyes unto heaven above
Author: Johann Ludvig Runeberg

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 4 of 4)

Church School Hymnal for Children, Grades 3 to 6 #d57

Church School Hymnal for Children, Grades I-VI #d49

Text

Service Book and Hymnal of the Lutheran Church in America #396

The Junior Hymnal and Suggested Orders of Worship #d106

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