Look for the beautiful, look for the true, Sunshine and shadow are all around youAuthor: F. E. Belden
Tune: [Look for the beautiful look for the true]
Published in 12 hymnals
1 Look for the beautiful, look for the true;
Sunshine and shadow are all around you;
Looking at evil we grope in the night,
Looking at Jesus we walk in the light,
Look for the beautiful, honor the right.
2 Think of the beautiful, think of the true;
Thoughts like an avalanche sweep over you;
Keep not the multitude, sort them with care,
Testing by purity, purging by pray'r;
Think of the beautiful, think of the fair.
3 Talk of the beautiful, talk of the true;
Tongues full of poison are whisp'ring to you;
Answer them not with a talebearing word,
Only in blessing the voice should be heard;
Talk of the beautiful, talk of thy Lord.
4 Live for the beautiful, love for the true,
Lifting the fallen as Christ lifted you;
Search for the jewels imbedded in sin,
Bring them to Jesus, his blood washes clean;
Live for the beautiful, keep love within.
Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #523
|Instances (1 - 1 of 1)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Hymns of the Saints: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #437||Look for the Beautiful||Look for the beautiful, look for the true||BELDEN||Franklin E. Belden, 19th century||Philippians 4:8||1982||Beauty | ; Christ-like Life | ; Christ the Redeemer | ; Commitment | ; Light | ; Purity and Piety | ; Revelation | ; Servanthood | ; Service | ; Truth | ; Worth ||