To the hills I lift mine eyes. C. Wesley. [Ps. cxxi.] Published in Psalms & Hymns, 1743, in 6 stanzas of 8 lines. (Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. viii., p. 235). In A. M. Toplady's Psalms & Hymns, 1776, stanzas i., ii. and iv. were given with alterations, as No. 227. This cento has gone out of use. The following arrangements of the text are in several modern hymn-books:—
1. To the hills I lift my eyes. This, with the omission of stanzas v., was given in the Wesleyan Hymn Book, 1800, as one of the additional hymns. It is in the revised edition, 1875, and other collections.
2. See the Lord, thy Keeper, stand. This in Martineau's Hymns, &c, 1873, is composed of stanzas iv., vi. 11. 1-4; iii. 11. 5-8, altered.
3. God shall bless thy going out. In the American Unitarian Hymns for the Church of Christ, 1853, No. 74, and later American collections. It is composed of stanzas vi. lines 1-4, and stanzas ii. 11. 5-8, altered.
This version ranks with the best of C. Wesley's renderings of the Psalms.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)