457. Look Away to Heaven

1 Look away, dear pilgrim, to heaven above:
Jesus is waiting for you;
Set aside earth’s striving, and seek treasure of
That realm beyond earthly view.

Look away to heaven—what glory awaits!
Watch, lest this world drag you down;
Dropping all distractions, then press for those gates—
There is your mansion and crown!

2 Never will you find what you need here to live:
This world cannot satisfy;
Jesus has the joy that this world cannot give,
And greater joys are on high. [Refrain]

3 Just a moment more and the trumpet shall sound—
Jesus is waiting for me;
Heaven has my heart-strings, for heaven I’m bound,
With Him in heaven I’ll be! [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Look away, dear pilgrim, to heaven above
Title: Look Away to Heaven
Author: J. A. E. (2006)
Meter: D
Scripture: ;
Topic: Exhortation
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Look_Away_to_Heaven)
Refrain First Line: Look away to heaven - what glory awaits!
Tune Information
Name: [Look away, dear pilgrim, to heaven above]
Composer: Joel A. Erickson (2006)
Meter: D
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Look_Away_to_Heaven)

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