Unto the Hills

Unto the hills I lift mine eyes

Author: Ada Blenkhorn
Tune: [Unto the hills I lift mine eyes] (Myland)
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Unto the hills I lift mine eyes,
The shining hills of Paradise,
From whence the promised help I bring,
The present help of Israel’s King.

Unto the hills, the shining hills,
The hills of God, beyond the skies;
Unto the hills, the shining hills,
I will lift up in faith mine eyes.

2 God’s glory lights that blessed place,
There flow for me the streams of grace;
I forward press to win the prize,
While to the hills I lift my eyes. [Refrain]

3 I look, and from His throne divine
“The light of life” doth on me shine;
With joy it doth my spirit fill,
And in His light I know His will. [Refrain]

4 Unto the hills I lift my eyes,
Their glory just before me lies;
That glory soon I shall attain,
And enter there with Christ to reign. [Refrain]

5 He slumbers not, He will not sleep,
For God Himself my soul will keep
Until with joy I shall arise,
To meet my Lord beyond the skies. [Refrain]

Source: Light and Life Songs No. 2 #19

Author: Ada Blenkhorn

Ada Jane Blenkhorn Canada 1858-1927 Born in Cobourg, Ontario, the 10th of 11 children, she emigrated with her family to the U.S. In 1884 and settled in Cleveland, OH.. She was raised a Methodist, and began writing hymn lyrics at age 34. A prolific writer of hymn lyrics, she was about to give it up when a friend encouraged her to continue, telling her some soul might be saved by a hymn she would write. She worked for many years as secretary to her brother, Henry's, real estate company. After his death in 1923, she became president of the company. She never married. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Unto the hills I lift mine eyes
Title: Unto the Hills
Author: Ada Blenkhorn
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Unto the hills, the shining hills
Publication Date: 1914
Copyright: Public Domain


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Light and Life Songs No. 2 #19

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