Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

Words: Hen­ry Bur­ton, in Gos­pel Hymns No. 2, by Phi­lip P. Bliss & Ira D. San­key (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio; Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois & New York: John Church and Big­low & Main, 1876), num­ber 37.

Music: Look Away to Je­sus Phi­lip P. Bliss, 1876 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Bur­ton (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

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Philip P. Bliss
1838–1876

Lyrics

Look away to Je­sus,
Soul by woe op­pressed;
’Twas for thee He suf­fered:
Come to Him and rest;
All thy griefs He car­ried,
All thy sins He bore;
Look away to Je­sus:
Trust Him ev­er­more.

Look away to Je­sus,
Soldier in the fight;
When the bat­tle thick­ens,
Keep thine ar­mor bright;
Though thy foes be ma­ny,
Though thy strength be small,
Look away to Je­sus;
He shall con­quer all.

Look away to Je­sus,
When the skies are fair;
Calm seas have their dan­gers;
Mariner, be­ware!
Earthly joys are fleet­ing,
Going as they came,
Look away to Je­sus,
Evermore the same.

Look away to Je­sus,
’Mid the toil and heat;
Soon will come the rest­ing
At the Mas­ter’s feet;
For the guests are bid­den,
And the feast is spread;
Look away to Je­sus,
In His foot­steps tread.

When, amid the music
Of the end­less feast,
Saints will sing His prais­es,
Thine shall not be least;
Then, amid the glo­ries
Of the crys­tal sea,
Look away to Je­sus,
Through eternity.