Scripture Verse

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


Words: Clyde E. Hunt, in Song-Land Mes­sen­ger No. 2, ed­it­ed by An­tho­ny J. Sho­wal­ter, John S. Hen­dricks et al. (Dall­as, Tex­as & Dal­ton, Geor­gia: Sho­wal­ter-Lin­coln & A. J. Sho­wal­ter, 1898), num­ber 95.

Music: Platte Jo­seph M. Hunt, 1898 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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


I found myself a sinner vile,
A wand’rer far from home;
My heart was sad, my feet were lame,
And life was drear and lone;
I wondered whence my help would come
And who would comfort give;
A whisper came which gently said,
O child, look up and live.


Look up, look up;
O child, look up again,
For Je­sus beckons from above;
O child, look up again.

I looked, and lo! most glo­ri­ous sight,
I saw my Sav­ior there.
Tho’ suff’ring all the pangs of sin,
My soul looked up in prayer.
I love my Sav­ior, love Him dear,
But then I oft forget,
For sin enslaves and leads me on,
But Je­sus watches yet.


E’en now, since I have seen my Lord,
I daily bow in shame;
But in my weakness and my sin,
I’ll look and call His name.
My soul in praises to that name
Will join in glad refrain;
I’ll flee to Je­sus for my rest,
I’ll look and look again.