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Mine eyes unto the mountains

Representative Text

1 Mine eyes unto the mountains
I lift, whence help goes forth;
My help comes from Jehovah,
Maker of heaven and earth.
Thy foot shall never falter;
Thy every step he keeps;
The Lord who keepeth Israel,
He slumbers not, nor sleeps.

2 The shade of the Almighty
Shields thee upon the right;
The sunlight shall not smite thee,
Nor yet the moon by night.
Thy coming in he blesseth,
And from the temple door
Thy going out he guideth
Now and for evermore.

Source: Service Book and Hymnal of the Lutheran Church in America #398

Author: J. Arrhenius

Jakob Arrhenius was a Swedish hymnwriter and sacred poet. In 1687, Arrhenius became a professor of history at Upsala University, Sweden. Source: Julian, John, Dictionary of Hymnology, 1907, p. 1000  Go to person page >

Translator: Ernst W. Olson

Ernst W. Olson (b. Skane, Sweden, 1870; d. Chicago, IL, 1958) prepared the English translation for the 1925 Hymnal of the Lutheran Augustana Synod. As editor, writer, poet, and translator, Olson made a valuable contribution to Swedish-American culture and to church music. His family immigrated to Nebraska when he was five years old, but he spent much of his life in the Chicago area. Educated at Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, he was editor of several Swedish-American newspapers and spent most of his professional career as an editor for the Augustana Book Concern (1911-1949). Olson wrote History of the Swedes in Illinois (1908). He also contributed four original hymns and twenty-eight translations to The Hymnal (1925) of the Evang… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Mine eyes unto the mountains
Author: J. Arrhenius
Translator: Ernst W. Olson
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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