For the Strength of the Hills

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Tune from Relief Society Song Book, 1919, no. 40

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Lyrics from Relief Society Song Book, 1919, no. 40

1. For the strength of the hills we bless Thee,
Our God, our father’s God;
Thou hast made Thy children mighty,
By the touch of the mountain sod;
Thou hast led Thy chosen Israel
To freedom’s last abode—

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For the strength of the hills we bless Thee,
Our God, our father’s God.

2. At the hands of the foul oppressors,
We’ve borne and suffered long;
Thou hast been our help in weakness,
And Thy pow’r hath made us strong;
’Mid ruthless foes, outnumered,
In weariness we trod;

3. Thou hast led us here in safety,
Where the mountain bulwark stands,
As the guardian of the loved ones
Thou hast brought from many lands;
For the rock and for the river,
The valley’s fertile sod;

4. For the shadow of Thy presence,
Our camp of rock o’erspread;
For the canyon’s rugged defiles,
And the beetling crags o’erhead;
For the snows and for the torrents,
And for our burial sod;