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When I look up to yonder sky

When I look up to yonder sky

Tune: [When I look up to yonder sky]
Published in 32 hymnals

Representative Text

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

Text Information

First Line: When I look up to yonder sky
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

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)

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 32 of 32)
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Bradbury's Sabbath School Melodies, and Family Choir #40

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Hosanna for the Sunday School #83

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Hymns for Children (2nd ed.) #xx

Hymns for Children. 3rd ed. #d32

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Hymns for First-Day Schools #102

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Hymns for First-Day Schools (Rev. and Enl.) #102

Hymns for Schools and Families #d546

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Hymns for Sunday Schools #68

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Hymns for Sunday Schools, Youth and Children #147

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Hymns for Sunday Schools, Youth, and Children #147

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Juvenile Choir #32

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Mission Songs #84

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New Union Hymns #511

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One Hundred Progressive Hymns #18

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The American Baptist Sabbath-School Hymn-Book #4

The Baptist Sabbath School Hymn Book #d470

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The Infant-School Hymn-Book #38

The New Children's Hymnal #d326

The Sabbath School Hymn Book #d331

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The Sabbath School Minstrel #19

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The Shining Light #106

The Sunday School Child's Hymn Book. Rev. #d44

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The Sunday School Liturgy. (4th ed.) #33

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The Sweet Singer #92

The Union Harp and Revival Chorister. Rev ed. #d460

Union Hymns. Rev. #d462

Union Hymns. Rev. #d476

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