Scripture Verse

Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith. Hebrews 12:2


Words & Mu­sic: A. H. But­ler, in Song-Land Mes­sen­ger No. 2, ed­it­ed by An­tho­ny J. Sho­wal­ter (Dal­las, Tex­as & Dal­ton, Geor­gia: Sho­wal­ter-Lin­coln & A. J. Sho­wal­ter, 1898), num­ber 20 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know But­ler’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Living in the sun­shine of the Sav­ior’s love,
Walking in the ra­di­ance of that home above,
Looking un­to Je­sus as we toil and sing
Praises and thanks­giv­ing un­to Christ our king!


Living, liv­ing,
Living in the sun­shine of His love,
Looking up­ward,
Upward to that ra­di­ant home above.

As thro’ life we jour­ney on the heav’n­ly road,
Taking as our guid­ing star God’s bless­èd Word,
When the way is dark­est then from Heav’n above
Bursts the cheer­ing sun­shine of a Sav­ior’s love!


Thus it will be ev­er, if we trust in Him,
He will safe­ly lead us thro’ the sha­dows dim,
Guide our way­ward foot­steps till the night is past,
And in Hea­ven’s sun­shine we are safe at last.