Scripture Verse

Look unto Me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else. I have sworn by Myself, the word is gone out of My mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, that unto Me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear. Isaiah 45:22–23


Words: Ben­ja­min Bed­dome (1717–1795). Pub­lished post­hu­mous­ly in Hymns Adapt­ed to Pub­lic Wor­ship (Lon­don: Bu­rton & Briggs, 1818), num­ber 704, alt. Pro­mises Ful­filled.

Music: St. Ful­bert Hen­ry J. Gaunt­lett, 1849 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tunes:

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

Henry J. Gauntlett (1805–1876)
National Portrait Gallery



Ye dist­ant lands, and na­tions near,
Behold your Sav­ior God;
The joy­ful news at­tent­ive hear,
And spread it all abroad.

His op­en­ing lips and out­stretched arms
Invite you near His seat,
Whilst on His face un­num­bered charms
In full per­fect­ion meet.

Let Is­ra­el all adore their Lord,
His love their thoughts em­ploy;
The pro­mis­es in Scrip­ture stored
Shall yield abun­dant joy.

“In right­eous­ness have I dec­lared,
The Word shall not re­turn,
I will be hon­ored, loved and feared,
Through Mine an­oint­ed Son.

Then look to me, and be ye saved,
Through earth’s re­mot­est bound;
By sins and id­ols now en­slaved,
In Me your help is found.