Look away to Jesus soul by woe oppressed

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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

Burton, H. In I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs and Solos, 1878, the hymns, "Come, for the feast is spread," (The Gospel Invitation), and "Look away to Jesus" (Looking unto Jesus) are attributed to the "Rev. H. Burton” --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >

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First Line: Look away to Jesus soul by woe oppressed
Author: Henry Burton



The Cyber Hymnal #11089
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