I to the hills will lift mine eyes

I to the hills will lift mine eyes. Scottish Psalter* (1650). This metrical version of Psalm 121 is one of the best known and most loved of Scottish psalm texts. The text dates from the 1650 Scottish Psalter, and has been in continuous use since that time in Scotland and beyond. It paraphrases the eight verses of the psalm in four Common Metre verses of great dignity and simplicity. The 1650 text replaced that of the earlier Scottish Psalter, The Forme Of Prayers And Ministration Of The Sacraments etc. (Edinburgh, 1564), which began ‘Lift myne eyes to Sion’s hil,/ From whence I do attend’, by William Whittingham*. It is also found in many English books: in SofPE it is found under...

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