You probably know by now that I am not an overly religious sort. Still, I used to have to sit through sermons and sunday schools and that type of thing. I always remembered some Psalm or other as "I lift up mine eyes to the mountains, whence cometh the source of my strength!" My little pagan soul took that to heart, and when difficulties would arise, I would cast my gaze upon those mountains over west and feel somewhat better. To this day I feel unnerved to stray out of their sight.
And so it came as a shock to me when I tried today to look up this phrase online. Not only were the mountains downgraded to "hills", but the last part is some sort of whiny "where will my help come from?" Sheesh.