Look Away to the Hills

Look away to the hills, to the beautiful hills

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Look away to the hills, to the beautiful hills]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Look away to the hills, to the beautiful hills,
From whence cometh thy help for the way;
O the Word of his grace—How it comforts and thrills!
For the Lord is thy Keeper today.

Refrain:
Look away to the hills, to the beautiful hills,
Where the Savior is pleading for thee;
Look away to the hills, to the beautiful hills;
For the mists will soon scatter and flee.

2 Look away to the hills, for the morning will break,
That shall fill all the valley with light,
And the lingering clouds shall thy pathway forsake,
For the Lord is thy sunshine so bright. [Refrain]

3 Look away to the hills; there thy dwelling shall be,
When thou hearest the call of the King;
For he'll say, in that hour, Come, ye blessed, to me,
And the harps of the ransomed shall ring. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of the Century #105

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

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First Line: Look away to the hills, to the beautiful hills
Title: Look Away to the Hills
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Copyright: Public Domain

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Songs of the Century #105

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