I look not back, God knows the fruitless effortsAuthor: Annie Johnson Flint
Tune: O SALLA LAND
Published in 11 hymnals
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1 I look not back; God knows the fruitless efforts,
The wasted hours, the sinning, the regrets.
I leave them all with Him who blots the record,
And graciously forgives, and then forgets.
2 I look not forward; God sees all the future,
The road that, short or long, will lead me home,
And He will face with me its every trial,
And bear for me the burdens that may come.
3 I look not round me; then would fears assail me,
So wild the tumult of earth's restless seas,
So dark the world, so filled with woe and evil,
So vain the hope of comfort and of ease.
4 I look not inward; that would make me wretched;
For I have naught on which to stay my trust.
Nothing I see save failures and shortcomings,
And weak endeavors, crumbling into dust.
5 But I look up--into the face of Jesus,
For there my heart can rest, my fears are stilled;
And there is joy, and love, and light for darkness,
And perfect peace, and every hope fulfilled.
Source: The Hymnal and Order of Service #431
|Instances (1 - 4 of 4)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #400||I Look Not Back||I look not back; God knows the fruitless efforts||O SÃ„LLA LAND||11 10 11 10||1994||Assurance | ; Communion | ; Encouragement | ; Faith | ; Forgiveness | ; Healing | ; Justification | ; New Year | ; Surrender |||Unknown|
|Scripture Song Database #1652||I Look Not Back||[I Look Not Back]||Annie Johnson Flint||Philippians 3:14||2008||<i>The Covenant Hymnal</i> (Covenant Publications, 1996)|
|Small Church Music #5194||O Salla Land||I look not back||O SALLA LAND||Annie Johnson Flint||188.8.131.52|
|The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #450||I Look Not Back||I look not back; God knows the fruitless efforts||O SÃ…LLA LAND||Annie Johnson Flint||184.108.40.206.||Jeremiah 31:34; Philippians 3:13-14; Hebrews 12:1-2||1996||Assurance in Doubt | ; Heritage Hymns | ; Judgment | ; Pilgrimage | ; Rest ||