Look up my soul to Christ thy joy

Look up my soul to Christ thy joy

Author: Johann Caspar Schade
Tune: WORSHIP (Herrnhut)
Published in 10 hymnals

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1 Look up, my soul, to Christ, thy joy,
With a believing mind;
With all the ills which thee annoy
The way to Jesus find;
Here in this world thou hast no home,
Nor lasting joy; to Jesus come,
He is the Pearl of greatest price,
Who all thy wants supplies.

2 Steadfast in faith to Jesus cleave,
His faithfulness review,
And every burden with Him leave,
Whose love is daily new;
His ways with thee are just and right,
He puts thy enemies to flight,
However threatening they appear;
Take courage, He is near.

3 Arise and seek the things above;
Let heaven be all thy aim,
Where Jesus dwells in bliss and love,
And earth and sin disclaim;
The world and all its empty joy
His potent breath will once destroy;
Abiding rest and peace of mind
In Christ alone we find.

Source: Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #430

Author: Johann Caspar Schade

Schade, Johann Caspar, son of Jakob Schad or Schade, pastor and decan at Kühndorf, near Suhl, in Thuriugia, was born at Kühndorf, Jan. 18, 1666. He entered the University of Leipzig in 1685 (where he became a great friend of A. H. Francke), and then went to Wittenberg, where he graduated M.A. in 1687. On his return to Leipzig he began to hold Bible readings for the students. This soon raised ill-will against him among the Leipzig professors, and when, in 1690, he was invited to become diaconus at Würzen, near Leipzig, they interfered and prevented his settlement. In 1691 he was invited to become diaconus of St. Nicholas's church, at Berlin (where P. J. Spener had just become probst, or chief pastor), and entered on his work there on the… Go to person page >

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First Line: Look up my soul to Christ thy joy
Author: Johann Caspar Schade

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A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Protestant Church of the United Brethren. Rev. ed. #d385

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Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #430

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Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #692

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Offices of Worship and Hymns: with tunes, 3rd ed., revised and enlarged #889

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The Liturgy and Hymns of the American Province of the Unitas Fratrum #476

Worship and Hymns for All Occasions #d117

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