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Looking to Jesus, bright Star of the day

Looking to Jesus, bright Star of the day

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Looking to Jesus, bright Star of the day]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Looking to Jesus, bright Star of the day,
Looking to Jesus, the Truth and the Way,
Looking, believing, ‘tis life evermore,
Praise him, my soul, and adore.

Praise him, my soul, and adore,
Praise him, my soul, and adore;
Looking to Jesus, ‘tis life evermore,
Praise him, my soul, and adore.

2 Looking to Jesus with faith in his name,
Seeing the cross where he suffer’d our shame,
Humbly receiving his pardon and grace,
patiently running the race. [Refrain]

3 Looking to Jesus, ‘tis comfort and peace,
Help ever present when trials increase;
All fulness dwells in our Saviour and King;
Victory, victory sing. [Refrain]

Source: Joyful Sound: a collection of new hymns and music with familiar selections #131

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Looking to Jesus, bright Star of the day
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Praise him, my soul, and adore



Instances (1 - 3 of 3)
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Joyful Sound #131

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Sacred Trio #297

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The Sacred Trio #297

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