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Look Not Behind Thee

Look not behind thee; O sinner beware

Author: Fanny Crosby
Tune: [Look not behind thee]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Look not behind thee;
O sinner, beware!
Haste to the mountain,
Thy refuge is there;
Trust not the voices
That lure thee to stay;
Jesus is calling thee,
Then why still delay?

List to the warning! no longer remain,—
Fly from the valley, escape from the plain;—
Turn from the voices that lure thee to stay,
Angels are calling thee, then why still delay?

2 Look not behind thee;
O lost one, beware;
Why dost thou linger
‘Twixt hope and despair?
Danger and darkness
Encompass thy way;
Jesus is calling thee,
Then why still delay? [Refrain]

3 Look not behind thee;
The tempter is near;
Speed to the mountain,
Thy pathway is clear;
Jesus who loves thee
Is calling today;
Come to thy Father’s house,
O why still delay? [Refrain]

Source: Young People's Songs of Praise #166

Author: Fanny Crosby

Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton [Langton], Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Wilson Meade, Alice Monteith, Martha C. Oliver, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Hope Tryaway, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances Jane Crosby, the daughter of John and Mercy Crosby, was born in Sout… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Look not behind thee; O sinner beware
Title: Look Not Behind Thee
Author: Fanny Crosby
Language: English
Refrain First Line: List to the warning
Copyright: Public Domain


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