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The Primitive Methodist Hymnal, 1889031
Up to the Hills I Lift Mine EyesRev. Isaac Watts (1674-1748)

Hymn NumberTuneComposer or SourceMeter
031St. PaulAnonymousLong Meter (8.8.8.8.)

1Up to the hills I lift mine eyes,
The eternal hills beyond the skies;
Thence all her help my soul derives,
There my Almighty Refuge lives.
2He lives, the everlasting God,
That built the world, that spread the flood,
The heavens with all their host He made,
And the dark regions of the dead.
3He guides our feet, He guards our way;
His morning smiles bless all the day;
He spreads the evening veil, and keeps
The silent hours while Israel sleeps.
4Israel, a name divinely blest,
May rise secure, securely rest;
Thy holy Guardian’s wakeful eyes
Admit no slumber nor surprise.
5No sun shall smite thy head by day,
No pallid moon with sickly ray
Shall blast thou couch; no baleful star
Dart his malignant fire so far.
6Should 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.
2 Chronicles20:6And said, O LORD God of our fathers, art not thou God in heaven? and rulest not thou over all the kingdoms of the heathen? and in thine hand is there not power and might, so that none is able to withstand thee?
Psalm121:1 I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. 2 My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth. 3 He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber. 4 Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. 5 The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand. 6 The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night. 7 The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. 8 The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.
Psalm139:1O lord, thou hast searched me, and known me.

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