Unto the Hills I lift Mine Eyes

Unto the hills I lift mine eyes (Westra)

Author: Dewey Westra (1931)
Tune: GENEVAN 121
Published in 3 hymnals

Author: Dewey Westra

Dewey D. Westra (b. Holland, MI, 1899; d. Wyoming, MI, 1979) was a dedicated educator, writer, and musician who faithfully served the Christian Reformed Church. He attended Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Wayne State University in Detroit. In the 1920s and 30s he was a Christian school Principal in Byron Center and Detroit, Michigan. During the 1940s he was involved in various ventures, including becoming a diesel instructor for the Ford Motor Company. After 1947 he became a principal again, serving at Christian schools in Sioux Center, Iowa; Randolph, Wisconsin; and Walker, Michigan. Westra wrote poetry in English, Dutch, and Frisian, and translated poetry into English from Dutch and Frisian. He arranged many songs and composed… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Unto the hills I lift mine eyes (Westra)
Title: Unto the Hills I lift Mine Eyes
Author: Dewey Westra (1931)
Meter: 8.6.6.8.7.7
Language: English
Copyright: © 1976 Faith Alive Christian Resources

Tune

GENEVAN 121

First published in the 1551 edition of the Genevan Psalter, GENEVAN 121 is in HypoMixolydian mode. Howard Slenk (PHH 3) provided the harmonization. GENEVAN 121 is presented in original rhythm rather than in all even notes, as it had been in earlier editions of the Psalter Hymnal. The melody consists…

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Instances

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Psalter Hymnal (Blue) #259

The Hymnal of the United Church of Christ #d267

The Methodist Hymnal, Official Hymnal of the Methodist Church #d502

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