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

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

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

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Philip P. Bliss (1838-1876)

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.