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I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes

I will lift up mine eyes to the mountains (Lillenas)

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Tune: [I will lift up mine eyes to the mountains]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I will lift up mine eyes to the mountains,
For my help surely comes from the Lord;
I will drink of His rivers and fountains,
I will feed on His excellent word.

Lift up thine eyes unto the mountains,
For all thy help must come from the Lord;
Drink of His streams and crystal bright fountains,
Flowing so free from His excellent word.

2 He will guard me from stumbling or falling,
For He’s always my Keeper and Guide;
In temptations and trials appalling,
He will ever be there by my side. [Chorus]

3 Lo, the sun shall not smite me nor harm me,
For the Lord is my shade ev’rywhere;
And the tempter can never disarm me,
But the crown of the victor I’ll wear. [Chorus]

4 And the Lord will protect me from danger,
He will ever be keeping my soul;
And in heaven I shall be no stranger,
While the years of eternity roll. [Chorus]

Source: Light and Life Songs No. 2 #134

Author: Haldor Lillenas

Rv Haldor Lillenas DMus Norway/USA 1885-1959. Born at Stord, near Bergen, Norway, his father sold their 15 acre farm in Norway and emigrated to the U.S., buying a farm in Colton, SD. After he built a sod house, the family (wife and three chldren) also came to SD in 1887. They moved to Astoria, Oregon in 1889, where Lillenas learned English and began writing song lyrics at an early age. In 1900 the family moved again to Roseville, MN, where he worked as a farm laborer and began attending a Lutheran high school at Hawick, MN. He sold a few songs at age 19. At age 21 he began writing more songs, encouraged by some earlier ones becoming popular (“He set me free” was one). His mother died in 1906 and his father returned to ND, but Li… Go to person page >

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First Line: I will lift up mine eyes to the mountains (Lillenas)
Title: I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Lift up thine eyes unto the mountains
Publication Date: 1914
Copyright: Public Domain


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Light and Life Songs No. 2 #134

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