Look Up, Brother

Look up brother, lift your head

Author: Johnson Oatman
Tune: [Look up, brother, lift up your head]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Look up, brother, lift up your head!
See this army marching on, on to glory led,
Behold her blood-stain’d banners waving high and free,
The army of the Lord is marching on to victory.

Look up, look up, lift up, lift up,
This shall be our battle cry, as we onward go;
We’re looking up to Jesus, who died to save from sin,
Lifting up the human race, pointing souls to Him.

2 Look up, brother, lift up your eyes!
See this army marching past, upward t’ward the skies;
With hearts and hands united in the bonds of love,
The army of the Lord is marching to that home above. [Chorus]

3 Look up, brother, lift up your voice!
See this army marching past, with them now rejoice;
“To take the world for Jesus” let our efforts be,
That all may worship Him who died to set the captive free. [Chorus]

4 Look up, brother, lift up the cross!
Help the army of the Lord, saving it from loss;
The fight will soon be over, and the vict’ry won,
The army of the Lord will hear the Master say, “well done.” [Chorus]

Source: Melodies of Salvation #183

Author: Johnson Oatman

Johnson Oatman, Jr., son of Johnson and Rachel Ann Oatman, was born near Medford, N. J., April 21, 1856. His father was an excellent singer, and it always delighted the son to sit by his side and hear him sing the songs of the church. Outside of the usual time spent in the public schools, Mr. Oatman received his education at Herbert's Academy, Princetown, N. J., and the New Jersey Collegiate Institute, Bordentown, N. J. At the age of nineteen he joined the M.E. Church, and a few years later he was granted a license to preach the Gospel, and still later he was regularly ordained by Bishop Merrill. However, Mr. Oatman only serves as a local preacher. For many years he was engaged with his father in the mercantile business at Lumberton… Go to person page >

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First Line: Look up brother, lift your head
Title: Look Up, Brother
Author: Johnson Oatman
Copyright: Public Domain



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