As mountains round his people rise (George Frederick Root)

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  • (Posted 2009-05-04)   CPDL #19369:      (Finale 2008)
Editor: Unknown (submitted 2009-05-03).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 39 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: As mountains round his people rise
Composer: George Frederick Root

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: SAB Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 86. 86. 88. 88

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published:

Description: From the cantata by Butterworth and Root, called David, the Shepherd Boy

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Original text and translations

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1. As mountains 'round His people rise,
Is God's protecting care;
My faith uplifts to them her eyes,
To see His presence there.
I shall not faint, I shall not fall,
If Thou, O Lord, upholdest me;
Thy presence like a mountain wall,
My strength and sure defence shall be.

2. Though hostile tents my way surround,
I with the Lord abide;
And on life's consecrated ground
In His pavilion hide.
I shall not faint, I shall not fall,
If Thou, O Lord, upholdest me;
Thy presence like a mountain wall,
My strength and sure defence shall be.

3. As mountains 'round His people rise,
Is God's protecting care;
My faith uplifts to them her eyes,
To see His presence there.
I shall not faint, I shall not fall,
If Thou, O Lord, upholdest me;
Thy presence like a mountain wall,
My strength and sure defence shall be,
Thy presence like a mountain wall,
My strength and sure defence shall be.

Descant (3rd verse):
As sure as mountains firm that 'round His people rise,
Is God's unfailing love, is God's protecting care;
My faith looks up to them with clear expectant eyes,
To see the rays of heav'n in glory resting there.
I shall not tire nor faint, I shall not fear nor fall,
Whatever here on earth my lot in life may be;
His presence and His glory, like a mountain wall,
On ev'ry side encompass me.
His presence and His glory, like a mountain wall,
On ev'ry side encompass me.