Look away to Calvary

Representative Text

1 When mourning oft your load of guilt,
When free from sin you long to be,
Just rest your soul on Jesus' love-
Look away to Calvary!

Chorus:
O wonderful, O glorious Calvary!
O wondrous fountain, flowing free!
'Twill cleanse your heart from ev'ry stain of sin;
Look away to Calvary!

2 A broken heart for sacrifice,
Bring to the Lord, whose grace is free;
His blood can cleanse each crimson stain;
Look away to Calvary! [Chorus]

3 His saving power you shall know,
Who waits for you so patiently;
Fear not to trust this Friend divine;
Look away to Calvary! [Chorus]


Source: The New Praiseworthy: for the Church and Sunday School #214

Author: Lizzie DeArmond

Lizzie De Armond was a prolific writer of children's hymns, recitations and exercises. When she was twelve years old her first poem was published in the Germantown, Pa. Telegraph, however, it was not until she was a widow with eight children to support that she started writing in earnest. She wrote articles, librettos, nature stories and other works, as well as hymns. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When mourning oft your sense of guilt
Title: Look away to Calvary
Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Refrain First Line: O wonderful, O glorious Calvary
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