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I Lift My Eyes Up to the Hills

I lift my eyes up to the hills where shall my help arise?

Tune: GENEVAN 121
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First Line: I lift my eyes up to the hills where shall my help arise?
Title: I Lift My Eyes Up to the Hills
Language: English
Copyright: Text and harmonization © 1987, CRC Publications


Scripture References: st. 1 = Ps. 121:14 st. 2 = Ps. 121:5-6 st. 3 = Ps. 121:7-8 A versification of Psalm 121, this text is a composite of the 1931 rhymed versification by Dewey Westra (PHH 98) found in earlier editions of the Psalter Hymnal and an unrhymed draft (1981) by Calvin Seerveld (PHH 22). See PHH 121 for textual commentary on Psalm 121. Liturgical Use: See PHH 121. Use stanzas 2 and 3 as a choral benediction. --Psalter Hymnal Handbook



First published in the 1551 edition of the Genevan Psalter, GENEVAN 121 is in HypoMixolydian mode. Howard Slenk (PHH 3) provided the harmonization. GENEVAN 121 is presented in original rhythm rather than in all even notes, as it had been in earlier editions of the Psalter Hymnal. The melody consists…

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Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #180
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