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To Zion's hill I lift my eyes

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 Zion's hill I lift my eyes (Tate and Brady)
Title: To Zion's hill I lift my eyes
Adapter: Francis Hopkinson
Source: Tate and Brady's New Version, "To Sion'shill I lift my eyes"; Tate and Brady's New Version, "To Sion's Hill I lift my Eyes"
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain





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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Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #664

Include 43 pre-1979 instances
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