Sanctus - I will lift up mine eyes

Set by Herbert Norman Howells (1892 - 1983), "Sanctus - I will lift up mine eyes", 1936-8, published 1951, first performed 1950 [ soprano, tenor, mixed chorus, and orchestra ], from Hymnus Paradisi, no. 4  [sung text checked 1 time]

Note: this setting is made up of several separate texts.


Sanctus, sanctus, sanctus,
[Domine]1 Deus Sabaoth.
Pleni sunt coeli et terra gloria tua.
[ ... ]

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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Lau Kanen) , "Heilig, heilig, heilig"
  • ENG English (Laura Prichard) , "Holy", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Sanctus", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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1 Rutter: "Dominus"
2 Rutter adds: "Benedictus qui venit in nomine Domini."

Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]


1 I [will]1 lift up mine eyes [unto]2 the hills,
  from whence cometh my help.
2 My help [cometh]3 from the LORD,
  [which]4 made heaven and earth.
3 He will not suffer thy foot to be moved:
  [he]5 that keepeth thee [will]1 not [slumber]6.
4 [Behold,]7 he that keepeth Israel
  shall neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The [LORD]8 is thy keeper:
  [the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand.
6 The sun shall not smite thee by day, 
  nor the moon by night.]9
7 The LORD shall preserve thee from [all]7 evil: 
  [he shall]10 preserve thy soul.
8 The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in 
  from this time [forth, and even for evermore]11.

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1 Steele: "shall"
2 Steele: "to"
3 Howells, Stanford: "cometh even"
4 Howells, Stanford: "who hath"; Steele: "who"
5 Howells, Stanford: "and he"
6 Howells, Stanford, Steele: "sleep"
7 omitted by Steele
8 Howells, Stanford: "LORD himself"
9 Howells, Stanford: "The Lord is thy defence upon thy right hand; / So that the sun shall not burn thee by day, neither the moon by night."
10 Howells, Stanford: "Yea, it is even He that shall"
11 Howells, Stanford: "forth for evermore."

Researcher for this text: Ivo Zandhuis