To Sion's Hill I lift my eyes

To Sion's Hill I lift my eyes

Adapter: Francis Hopkinson
Tune: GENEVAN 25
Published in 1 hymnal

Representative Text

1 To Sion's Hill I lift my Eyes,
From thence expecting Aid;
From Sion's Hill and Sion's GOD,
Who Heav'n and Earth hath made.
My Soul, in Safety rest,
For know, thy Guardian will not sleep;
His Care who Israel guards,
Will surely thee in Safety keep.

2 Shelter'd beneath th'Almighty's Wings,
Thou shalt securely rest;
Where neither Sun nor Moon shall thee
By Day or Night molest.
From common Accidents
His watchful Care shall guard thee still;
His Hand shall thee preserve,
From Foes that lie in wait to kill.

8 At home, abroad, in Peace, in War,
Thy GOD shall thee defend,
Conduct thee through Life's Pilgrimage,
Safe to thy Journey's End.

Adapter: Francis Hopkinson

Francis Hopkinson; grad. College of Philadelphia with master’s degree; studied law and passed Pa. bar; opened conveyancer’s office in Philadelphia; musical and literary talent; prolific writer who frequently used pen name, A. B. LOC Name Authority Files Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: To Sion's Hill I lift my eyes
Adapter: Francis Hopkinson
Source: Tate and Brady's New Version, "To Sion's Hill I lift my Eyes"
Language: English
Publication Date: 1767
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

GENEVAN 25

Louis Bourgeois's (PHH 3) GENEVAN 25 was first published in the 1551 edition of the Genevan Psalter. Howard Slenk (PHH 3) harmonized the tune in 1985 for the Psalter Hymnal. One of the most beautifully constructed Genevan tunes, 25 is noted especially for its rhythmic interest and form (AABC). Like…

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