1. I lift my eyes to the quiet hills

    1. I lift my eyes
      to the quiet hills,
      in the press of a busy day;
      as green hills stand
      in a dusty land,
      so God is my strength and stay.

    2. I lift my eyes
      to the quiet hills,
      to a calm that is mine to share;
      secure and still
      in the Father’s will
      and kept by the Father’s care.

    3. I lift my eyes
      to the quiet hills,
      with a prayer as I turn to sleep;
      by day, by night,
      through the dark and light
      my Shepherd will guard His sheep.

    4. I lift my eyes
      to the quiet hills,
      and my heart to the Father’s throne;
      in all my ways,
      to the end of days
      the Lord will preserve His own.

  2. Lord for the years

    1. Lord, for the years
      Your love has kept and guided,
      urged and inspired us,
      cheered us on our way,
      sought us and saved us,
      pardoned and provided:
      Lord of the years,
      we bring our thanks today.

    2. Lord, for that word,
      the word of life which fires us,
      speaks to our hearts
      and sets our souls ablaze,
      teaches and trains,
      rebukes us and inspires us:
      Lord of the word,
      receive Your people’s praise.

    3. Lord, for our land
      in this our generation,
      spirits oppressed by pleasure,
      wealth and care:
      for young and old,
      for commonwealth and nation,
      Lord of our land,
      be pleased to hear our prayer.

    4. Lord, for our world where men
      disown and doubt You,
      loveless in strength,
      and comfortless in pain,
      hungry and helpless,
      lost indeed without You:
      Lord of the world,
      we pray that Christ may reign.

    5. Lord, for ourselves;
      in living power remake us –
      self on the cross
      and Christ upon the throne,
      past put behind us,
      for the future take us:
      Lord of our lives,
      to live for Christ alone.