Scripture Verse

Unto Thee lift I up mine eyes, O Thou that dwellest in the heavens. Psalm 123:1


Samuel S. Wesley (1810–1876)

Words: Tho­mas Jer­vis, A Col­lect­ion of Hymns & Psalms for Public & Pri­vate Wor­ship (Lon­don: 1795).

Music: Cam­bridge (Har­ris­on) Ralph Har­ris­on, 1784. Ar­ranged by Sam­uel S. Wes­ley, 1872 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Jer­vis (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


With joy we lift our eyes,
To those bright realms above,
That glo­ri­ous temple in the skies,
Where dwells eter­nal love.

Before Thy throne we bow,
O Thou al­migh­ty king;
Here we pre­sent the solemn vow
And hymns of praise we sing.

While in Thy house we kneel,
With trust and ho­ly fear,
Thy mer­cy and Thy truth re­veal,
And lend a gra­cious ear.

Lord, teach our hearts to pray,
And tune our lips to sing,
Nor from Thy pre­sence cast away,
The sac­ri­fice we bring.