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Look to the Lord alway

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1 Look to the Lord every hour, every minute;
If but to think that his spirit is near.
No act is good if his love be not in it,
No place is safe if his hand be not there.

2 If trouble comes, it will help and will prove us;
Ne’er will our load be too heavy to bear.
Seek him in faith who will changelessly love us,
Trusting all things to his provident care.

3 Let us then own the own Source from whence floweth
All that is good in creation’s vast round;
Each in his life pay the tribute he oweth
To him whose power and whose mercies abound.

Source: Wondrous Love: A Collection of Songs and Services for Sunday Schools #125

Author: George F. Root

Root, George F., MUS. DOC, born in Sheffield, Berkshire County, Mass., Aug. 30, 1820. He is much more widely known as a composer of popular music than as a hymn writer. Four of his hymns are in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs & Solos, 1878. Nos. 16, 100, 293, and 297. A sympathetic biographical sketch, with portrait, is in The Tonic Sol-Fa Reporter, Sep. 1886. He died Aug. 6, 1895. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >

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First Line: Look to the Lord every hour
Title: Look to the Lord alway
Author: George F. Root

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Wondrous Love #125

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