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Look Up and Try Again

Although you stumble in the way

Author: Birdie Bell
Tune: [Although you stumble in the way]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Although you stumble in the way,
And hopes may crumble and decay,
Don’t yield to sadness and dismay,
Look up and try again!

Look up, for God is reigning yet,
The joys recall, the griefs forget,
Be brave and conquer vain regret,
Look up and try again!

2 Your cherished plans must sometimes fail,
Temptations come and foes assail,
Don’t mourn your fate and idly wait,
Look up and try again! [Refrain]

3 Though snares are in the road you tread,
And shadows veil the path ahead,
Don’t sink beneath a load of dread,
Look up and try again! [Refrain]

4 Press on, though foes may jeer and frown,
And evil pow’rs would drag you down,
The road is leading to a crown,
Look up and try again! [Refrain]

Source: The Excelsior Hymnal #75

Author: Birdie Bell

C. Louise Bell, also known a Birdie Bell, was born, raised and lived in New York city. She began writing hymns when she was sixteen years old. She is the author of more than 500 hymns, 200 religious poems, and 200 Christmas and Easter lyrics, as well as short stories, and articles. She wrote under the name of Birdie Bell, which is what her family called her. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Although you stumble in the way
Title: Look Up and Try Again
Author: Birdie Bell
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Look up, for God is reigning yet
Copyright: Public Domain


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The Excelsior Hymnal #75

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