Scripture Verse

Look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh. Luke 21:28

Introduction

Words: Mrs. Jen­nie F. Snell, in Great Joy, ed­it­ed by Will­iam W. Bent­ley, Mrs. M. E. Will­son & Al­fred Beir­ly (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: George D. New­hall, 1881), num­ber 38.

Music: Quet­ta Al­fred Beir­ly, 1881 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Snell or Beir­ly (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

Before my face my Savior stands,
His sorrowing eyes I see;
Piercèd with nails His precious hands,
His body on the tree.
Look up, look up, ’tis Christ I see;
He died for you, He died for me;
Look up, look up, ’tis Christ I see;
He died for you, He died for me.

The grave wherein the Savior lay,
No terror hath for me;
The debt of sin for me He paid,
He died to make me free.
Look up, look up, ’tis Christ I see;
He left the realms of light for me;
Look up, look up, ’tis Christ I see;
He left the realms of light for me.

For me the veil and rock were riv’n;
The grave gave up its dead;
For me ascended into Heav’n—
I go where Jesus led.
Look up, look up, ’tis Christ I see;
He ever lives for you and me.
Look up, look up, ’tis Christ I see;
He ever lives for you and me.

Vain was the watch, the seal, the stone,
Where my dear Savior lay;
He burst the gates of death alone,
And rose to endless day.
Look up, look up, ’tis Christ I see;
He burst the gates of death for me;
Oh, praise the Lord, His face I see;
Oh, praise the Lord, He lives for me.