Never Look Back Again

O never look back to the world again

Author: James M. Gray
Tune: [O never look back to the world again]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 O never look back to the world again
When once you have turn’d away;
Its sin is as real and its pleasure as vain
Today as on yesterday.

Chorus:
It’s the same old world you once did flee,
Never look back again!
It’s just the same as it used to be,
O never look back again!

2 Remember the pillar in yonder plain,
And never such end invoke,
The record of one who was looking again
When Sodom went up in smoke. [Chorus]

3 How many set out for the promised land
Whose bones in the desert slept,
What blessings awaited when Jordan was spann’d,
But they for old Egypt wept. [Chorus]

4 O if you have fastened your hand to plow,
Then never look back again!
Keep true to your furrow, and hold to your vow,
That heaven you may attain. [Chorus]


Source: Sunday School and Revival: with Y.M.C.A. Supplement #210

Author: James M. Gray

Born: May 11, 1851, New York City. Died: September 21, 1935, Passavant Hospital, Chicago, Illinois. Buried: Woodlawn Cemetery, New York City. Gray accepted Christ at age 22. He was educated at Bates College, Lewiston, Maine (Doctor of Divinity), and the University of Des Moines, Iowa (Doctor of Laws). In 1879 he became Rector of the First Reformed Episcopal Church in Boston, Massachusetts, where he served 14 years. He then became dean (1904-25) and president (1925-34) of the Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, Illinois, and directed publication of four editions (1921-28) of the Voice of Thanksgiving, official hymnal of the Institute. A conservative theologian, Gray was one of seven editors of the popular Scofield Reference Bible. He was… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O never look back to the world again
Title: Never Look Back Again
Author: James M. Gray
Refrain First Line: It's the same old world you once did flee
Copyright: Public Domain

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Hymns for His Praise #147

Hymns for His Praise No. 2. Rev. ed. #d120

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Hymns for His Praise #143

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Sunday School and Revival #210

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