My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.
"1 (A Song of degrees.) 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
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
5 The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy
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
8 The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in
from this time forth, and even for evermore."
"Unto the hills around do I lift up"
Lyrics: John Douglas Sutherland Campbell (1878-1883)
Music: Charles Henry Purday (1799-1885)
Unto the hills around do I lift up
My longing eyes;
O whence for me shall my salvation come,
From whence arise?
From God the Lord doth come my certain aid,
From God the Lord, who heav’n and earth hath made.
He will not suffer that thy foot be moved:
Safe shalt thou be.
No careless slumber shall His eyelids close,
Who keepeth thee.
Behold, He sleepeth not, He slumbereth ne’er,
Who keepeth Israel in His holy care.
Jehovah is Himself thy keeper true,
Thy changeless shade;
Jehovah thy defense on thy right hand
Himself hath made.
And thee no sun by day shall ever smite;
No moon shall harm thee in the silent night.
From every evil shall He keep thy soul,
From every sin;
Jehovah shall preserve thy going out,
Thy coming in.
Above thee, watching, He whom we adore
Shall keep thee henceforth, yea, for evermore.