Look and Live

It is written in the Book, Hallelujah!

Author: J. H. Sammis
Tune: [It is written in the Book, Hallelujah]
Published in 7 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 It is written in the Book, Hallelujah!
‘Tis a word of priceless worth,
Hear and heed it, all the earth;
There’s salvation in a look, Hallelujah!
Look to Jesus Christ and live.

Look and live, look and live,
Look, look to Him, and live!
For the message is to you;
There is nothing you can do,
Only look, look and live!

2 See the cross uplifted high, Hallelujah!
Whosoever will believe,
Life eternal shall receive,
For the soul shall never die, Hallelujah!
That will look to Him and live. [Refrain]

3 When He rose up through the sky, Hallelujah!
All their sins are blotted out
Who believe and do not doubt;
Then to Him lift up thine eye, Hallelujah!
And thy soul shall ever live. [Refrain]

4 We’ll proclaim it far and wide, Hallelujah!
O ye sons of men take heed,
And lay hold of life indeed;
Send it forth on wind and tide, Hallelujah!
Look to Him, yes, look and live. [Refrain]

Source: The Voice of Thanksgiving #28

Author: J. H. Sammis

John H. Sammis was born in Brooklyn. He moved to Logansport, Indiana when ye was 22, where he was converted to Christianity. He was active in the Y.M.C.A., serving as secretary for the Terre Haute Association and later becoming State Secretary. After this, he studied at Lane and McCormack seminaries and was ordained in the Presbyterian church at Glidden, Iowa. He also pastored churches in Indianapolis, Grand Haven, MI, Red Wing and St. Paul, Minn. In 1909 he became associated with the Los Angeles Bible Institute. He wrote more that 100 hymns. 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: It is written in the Book, Hallelujah!
Title: Look and Live
Author: J. H. Sammis
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Look and live, look and live
Copyright: Public Domain



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