I LIFT MY EYES

                                       

I lift my eyes to the mountains,

Where shall my help come from

I will come from the Lord

Who made heaven and Earth

He will not let my foot slip,

He will watch over my sleep

He will watch over the faithful

The days of their life

And I praise You, Lord, my strength

And I praise You, Lord, my rock of refuge

 

Praise the Lord,

Praise Him you highest heavens

Praise the Lord,

You angels and heavenly hosts

Praise the Lord,

His glory will fill this temple

We will Praise the Lord,

Let all the saints who love Him

Praise the Lord

 

I will praise the Lord at all times

For He has saved me for His name’s sake

We, who were dead, are alive

Lord let us live for Your glory!

 

Copyright © 2003 Robert A. Weber III (CCLI, ASCAP) Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, New INTERNATIONAL VERSION. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House.)

 

Okay, this really is one of my favorites. It also happens to be one of only two songs that have shown up on my CCLI reports, so that means someone, somewhere, is using it for worship. Cool!

I have a confession to make: I’ve always disliked when songwriters just use the first line of the song as the song title, especially when a much better title presents itself. A great example of this is the song “In the Secret”, which the band Sonic Flood very wisely covered under the title “I Want To Know You.”

Now, in my defense, the only other title to this song that presents itself is “Praise the Lord” which is probably the least creative song title in the history of Praise and Worship music.

So, I copped out and used the first line of the song. Nonetheless, I think it’s a pretty cool song. For the piano players, the arpeggiated suspended 4th really drives the rhythm. Guitar players don’t need that – this is a great guitar song, although you may need a splint for your wrist when it’s all said and done…

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