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Look and Live

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1 Look to the cross, sinner, believe it,
Look to the cross, healing is there;
Pardon is thine, only receive,
Look to the cross in prayer.

Look to the cross, look to the cross,
Jesus believing, pardon receiving;
Look to the cross, look to the cross,
Look, and thy soul shall live.

2 Leave all thy sin, humbly confessing,
Truly forsake, turn and obey;
Jesus will give freely his blessing,
Ask and receive today. [Refrain]

3 Ask of the Lord, now he is willing
Strength to impart, grace to bestow;
Promises sweet, ever fulfilling,
Prove the great debt we owe. [Refrain]

4 Look to the cross, trusting in Jesus,
Mighty to help, mighty to save;
From all our guilt gladly he frees us,
For us his life he gave. [Refrain]

Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #1273

Author: F. E. Belden

Belden was born in Battle Creek, Michigan in 1858. He began writing music in his late teenage years after moving to California with his family. For health reasons he later moved to Colorado. He returned to Battle Creek with his wife in the early 1880s, and there he became involved in Adventist Church publishing. F. E. Belden wrote many hymn tunes, gospel songs, and related texts in the early years of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Belden was able to rapidly write both music and poetry together which enabled him to write a song to fit a sermon while it was still being delivered. He also wrote songs for evang­el­ist Bil­ly Sun­day. Though Belden’s later years were marred by misunderstandings with the church leadership over his royal… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Look to the cross sinner believe it
Title: Look and Live
Author: F. E. Belden
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Look to the cross, look to the cross
Copyright: Public Domain



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The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book #1273

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