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Look Away to Jesus

Representative Text

1 Is thy heart defiled within,
Is thy guilt appalling?
Look away from self and sin,
Hear the Savior calling.
'Tis the voice of love and might,
Tenderly appealing,
"Find in me thy life and light,
I will bring thee healing."

Look away from self and sin,
Look away to Jesus,
Let Him reign supreme within,
Look away to Jesus.

2 In the hour of pain and fear,
When thy foes o'ertake thee,
Look to Jesus, He is near,
He will not forsake thee.
Earthly helpers faint and fail,
Jesus faileth never,
In His name shalt thou prevail,
Trust in Him forever. [Chorus]

3 In the sunshine and the night,
In thy joy or sadness,
Look to Jesus Christ the light,
He will bring thee gladness.
From thy burden turn thy face,
He can well sustain thee,
In thy gladness, seek His grace,
Let His love constrain thee. [Chorus]

4 All our sins He bore alone,
But, when we believe it,
He will share His peace unknown,
If we will receive it.
Turn from joys of worldly birth,
Fitfully alluring,
Look to things of higher worth,
Evermore enduring. [Chorus]

Source: Crowning glory no. 2: a collection of gospel hymns #88

Author: Julia H. Johnston

Julia Harriet Johnston, who was born on Jan. 21, 1849, at Salineville, OH, in Columbiana County. Her father was a minister and he mother was a poet. She began writing when she was nine years old but really started writing verse in high school. She lived in Peoria, Ill. 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: Is thy heart defiled within
Title: Look Away to Jesus
Author: Julia H. Johnston
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Look away from self and sin
Publication Date: 1890
Copyright: Public domain.



Instances (1 - 6 of 6)
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Crowning glory no. 2 #88

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Golden Grain #46

Heavenly Tidings #d45

Love #d35

Songs of the Savior's Love #d104

The Crowning Glory Nos. 1 and 2 #d180

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