Scripture Verse

I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth. Psalm 121:1–2

Introduction

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Isaac Watts
(1674–1748)

Words: Is­aac Watts, The Psalms of Da­vid 1719. God our pre­ser­ver.

Music: Dar­wall’s 148th John Dar­wall, in The New Un­i­vers­al Psalm­o­dist, by Aar­on Will­iams, 1770 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Dar­wall (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

Upward I lift mine eyes,
From God is all my aid;
The God that built the skies,
And earth and nature made;
God is the tower to which I fly;
His grace is nigh in every hour.

My feet shall never slide
And fall in fatal snares,
Since God, my guard and guide,
Defends me from my fears.
Those wakeful eyes that never sleep
Shall Israel keep when dangers rise.

No burning heats by day,
Nor blasts of evening air,
Shall take my health away,
If God be with me there.
Thou art my sun, and Thou my shade,
To guard my head by night or noon.

Hast Thou not giv’n Thy word
To save my soul from death?
And I can trust my Lord
To keep my mortal breath.
I’ll go and come, nor fear to die,
Till from on high Thou call me home.