Divine Protection

Up to the hills I lift mine eyes, Th' eternal hills beyond the skies

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 116 hymnals

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1 Up to the hills I lift mine eyes,
Th'eternal hills beyond the skies;
Thence all her help my soul derives,
There my almighty Refuge lives.

2 He lives--the everlasting God
That built the world, that spread the flood.
The heavens with all their hosts He made,
And the dark regions of the dead.

3 He guides our feet, He guards our way;
His morning smiles bless all the day:
Our holy Guardian's wakeful eyes
Admit no slumber, nor surprise.

4 Should earth and hell with malice burn,
Still thou shalt go, and still return,
Safe in the Lord; His heavenly care
Defends Thy life from every snare.


Source: Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #100

Author: Isaac Watts

Isaac Watts was the son of a schoolmaster, and was born in Southampton, July 17, 1674. He is said to have shown remarkable precocity in childhood, beginning the study of Latin, in his fourth year, and writing respectable verses at the age of seven. At the age of sixteen, he went to London to study in the Academy of the Rev. Thomas Rowe, an Independent minister. In 1698, he became assistant minister of the Independent Church, Berry St., London. In 1702, he became pastor. In 1712, he accepted an invitation to visit Sir Thomas Abney, at his residence of Abney Park, and at Sir Thomas' pressing request, made it his home for the remainder of his life. It was a residence most favourable for his health, and for the prosecution of his literary… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Up to the hills I lift mine eyes, Th' eternal hills beyond the skies
Title: Divine Protection
Author: Isaac Watts
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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