Look Away to Jesus

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1 Look away to Jesus, soul by woe oppressed;
’Twas for thee He suffered: come to Him and rest;
All thy griefs He carried, all thy sins He bore;
Look away to Jesus: trust Him evermore.

2 Look away to Jesus, soldier in the fight;
When the battle thickens, keep thine armor bright;
Though thy foes be many, though thy strength be small,
Look away to Jesus; He shall conquer all.

3 Look away to Jesus, when the skies are fair;
Calm seas have their dangers; mariner, beware!
Earthly joys are fleeting, going as they came,
Look away to Jesus, evermore the same.

4 Look away to Jesus, ’mid the toil and heat;
Soon will come the resting at the Master’s feet;
For the guests are bidden, and the feast is spread;
Look away to Jesus, in His footsteps tread.

5 When, amid the music of the endless feast,
Saints will sing His praises, thine shall not be least;
Then, amid the glories of the crystal sea,
Look away to Jesus, through eternity.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11089

Author: Henry Burton

Rv Alfred Henry Burton DD United Kingdom 1840-1930. Born at Swannington, Leicestershire, he emigrated with family to America and became a student at Beloit College, WI, graduating with honours. After a pastorate in the Methodist Episcopal Church at Monroe, WI, he returned to England and entered the Wesleyan Ministry in 1865. He married Ellen Pearse. He then ministered mostly in Lanca-shire and London. Published works include ”Gleanings in the gospels:, “Wayside songs”, “St. Luke in Expositor's Bible”. John Perry… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Look away to Jesus soul by woe oppressed
Title: Look Away to Jesus
Author: Henry Burton
Language: English
Notes: Polish translation: See "Spojrzyj na Jezusa, duszo, pospiesz doń" by Paweł Sikora
Copyright: Public Domain



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