Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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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-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

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.