Look Up! Go Forth!

Look up! Look up! The Master calls

Author: Irvin H. Mack
Tune: [Look up! Look up! The Master calls]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Look up! Look up! The Master calls,
Come, join the happy reapers;
Awake! The call to labor falls
Upon the list’ning ear.
O haste, the grain is rip’ning fast,
The sun is brightly shining,
Go lend a hand while daylight lasts,
Thy work do not delay.

Refrain:
Forth to thy labor,
Cease thy repining,
O hear the call to one and all,
To work ere daylight fades;
Forth to thy labor,
Cease thy repining,
O hear the call to one and all,
To work ere daylight fades.

2 Look up! Look up! The daylight breaks
Upon the stars of morning;
The reaper at the dawn awakes,
With songs the day to greet.
Go forth! Ye men, with willing hands,
Some little work be doing,
Go forth! In love the Lord commands,
Your work for Christ renew. [Refrain]

3 Look up! O lift thy fallen brow,
And cease thy dull repining;
The past is gone, thy time is now:—
To work with happy steps!
Tho’ great thy sins of days gone by,
They’re all by Christ forgiven,
So work with joy, no longer sigh,
The Master calls to you. [Refrain]

Source: The Service of Praise #57

Author: Irvin H. Mack

Mack & Lincoln Hall founded the Hall-Mack Company music publishing house (later bought by the Rodeheaver Company). Mack’s works include: Boundless Love (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Hall-Mack Company, 1896) The Service of Praise, with Lincoln Hall et al. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Hall-Mack Company, 1900) http://www.hymntime.com/tch/bio/m/a/c/mack_ih.htm  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Look up! Look up! The Master calls
Title: Look Up! Go Forth!
Author: Irvin H. Mack
Refrain First Line: Forth to thy labor
Publication Date: 1900
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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The Service of Praise #57

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