Psalm 121

"Psalm 121" is an incomplete, undated work for voice and piano by Irene Britton Smith.

Composer: Irene Britton SmithText: Biblical

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“Psalm 121”


I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.

My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.

He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.

Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.

The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand.

The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.

The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.


*These lyrics come from the King James version of the Bible. Line 8 is missing from Smith’s draft, and the work is left unfinished.

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