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Look and Live

Representative Text

1 I’ve a message from the Lord, Hallelujah!
The message unto you I’ll give.
’Tis recorded in His Word, Hallelujah!
It is only that you “look and live.”

Refrain:
“Look and live,” my brother, live.
Look to Jesus now and live.
’Tis recorded in His Word, Hallelujah!
It is only that you “look and live.”

2 I’ve a message full of love, Hallelujah!
A message, O my friend, for you.
’Tis a message from above, Hallelujah!
Jesus said it, and I know ’tis true. [Refrain]

3 Life is offered unto you. Hallelujah!
Eternal life your soul shall have
If you’ll only look to Him. Hallelujah!
Look to Jesus, who alone can save. [Refrain]

4 I will tell you how I came, Hallelujah!
To Jesus when He made me whole:
’Twas believing on His name, Hallelujah!
I trusted and He saved my soul. [Refrain]

Source: One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism: an African American ecumenical hymnal #412

Author: William A. Ogden

William A. Ogden, 1841-1897 Born: Oc­to­ber 10, 1841, Frank­lin Coun­ty, Ohio. Died: Oc­to­ber 14, 1897, To­le­do, Ohio. When Ogden was six years old, his fam­i­ly moved to In­di­a­na. He began stu­dy­ing mu­sic in lo­cal sing­ing schools at age 8, and could read church mu­sic fair­ly well by age 10. A lit­tle la­ter, he could write a mel­o­dy by hear­ing it sung or played. When he was 18, he be­came a chor­ist­er in his home church. At the out­break of the Amer­i­can ci­vil war, Og­den en­list­ed in the 30th In­di­a­na Vol­un­teer In­fant­ry. Duri­ng the war he or­gan­ized a male choir, which be­came well known throug­hout the Ar­my of the Cum­ber­land. After the war, Og­den r… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I've a message from the Lord, Hallelujah!
Title: Look and Live
Author: William A. Ogden (1887)
Meter: 11.8.11.9 with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: "Look and live," my brother, live
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #3134
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Instances

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African American Heritage Hymnal #503

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African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymnal #215

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Hymns of Faith #321

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One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism #412

Rejoice Hymns #354

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Small Church Music #2394

Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #257

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The Cyber Hymnal #3134

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Timeless Truths #425

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Total Praise #508

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Yes, Lord! #428

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