Up to the hills I lift my eyes and ponder:
whence shall my help arise?
From God the Lord, who made the mountains yonder
and all the earth and skies.

He'll hold you fast and keep your feet from stumbling:
unwearied watch he keeps;
Israel's guard, indeed, is never slumbering:
he neither tires nor sleeps.

He keeps you safe: the Lord's unseen resources
shield and protect each one;
he shades you from the moon's mysterious forces
and from the noonday sun.

He'll keep your soul from every kind of danger,
guarding you with his power
in all your ways, at home or where a stranger,
now and for evermore.

© David Preston / admin The Jubilate Group
Suggested tune: BERWYN