1 When I look up to yonder sky,
So pure so bright, so wondrous high,
I think of one I cannot see,
But one who sees and cares for me.
2 When every eye around me sleeps,
May I not sin without control?
No; for a constant watch he keeps,
On every thought of every soul.
3 If I could find some cave unknown,
Where human feet had never trod,
Yet there I could not be alone,
On every side there would be God.
4 He smiles in heaven, he frowns in hell,
He fills the earth, the air, the sea;
I must within his presence dwell,
I cannot from his anger flee.
5 Yet I may flee; he shows me where:
To Jesus Christ he bids me fly;
And while I seek for pardon there,
There's only mercy in his eye.
Source: Juvenile Choir: for the use of Sabbath Schools, Bible Classes and the social circle #32
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When I look up to yonder sky. [God the Giver of Good.] Anon, in the American Sunday School Union Hymn Book, 1835, and later collections.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)