Scripture Verse

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


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-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Philip P. Bliss


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.