Written by Ginny Chilton Maxwell from St Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Newport News, Virginia, and Brian Hehn from the Center for Congregational Song

Leader: We lift our eyes to the hills – from where will our help come?

All: Christ above us.

Leader: Christ never slumbers or sleeps

All: Christ be with us. 

Leader: Christ is our keeper. Our shade and comfort.

All: Christ defend us.

Leader: Christ keeps us from all evil and keeps our lives.

All: Christ within us.

Leader: Christ keeps our going out and out coming in, journeying with us throughout our lives.

All: Christ beside us.

Leader: Christ before us. Christ within us. Christ defend us. Christ be with us.

All: Christ beside us. Christ above us. Christ beneath us. Christ be with us. Amen.