1 Jesus, Lord, we look to thee,
let us in thy name agree:
show thyself the Prince of peace;
bid all strife for ever cease.
2 Make us of one heart and mind,
courteous, pitiful, and kind,
lowly, meek in thought and word,
altogether like our Lord.
3 Let us for each other care,
each the other's burden bear;
to thy church the pattern give,
show how true believers live.
4 Free from anger and from pride,
let us thus in God abide;
all the depths of love express,
all the heights of holiness.
Source: Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #694
|First Line:||Jesus, Lord, we look to thee|
|Title:||Jesus, Lord, We Look to Thee|
|Author:||Charles Wesley (1749)|
Jesu, Lord, we look to Thee. C. Wesley. [Family Union desired.] Appeared in Hymns and Sacred Poems, 1749, vol. i., No. 146, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines, and again in the Wesleyan Hymn Book, 1780, No. 495. (Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. v. p. 52.) The cento "Lord, we all look up to Thee," in T. Davis's Hymns Old and New, 1864, No. 231, and in Spurgeon's Our Own Hymn Book, 1866, was adapted by Mr. Davis from this hymn.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)