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 Olson was born on March 16, 1870 in Skåne, Sweden. His family emigrated to America in 1875 where he attended Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois. He worked for Swedish newspapers, and for a publisher in Chicago, and later became editor of the Augustana Book Concern (1911-49). He wrote four original hymns, and translated almost 30 more. In 1948, the King of Sweden made Olson a knight of the Royal Order of Vasa. He died on October 6, 1958 in Chicago. NN, from Cyber Hymnal Go to person page >

Text Information

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



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