Look up ye saints direct your eyes

Look up ye saints direct your eyes

Author: John Needham
Published in 25 hymnals

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1 Look up, ye saints, direct your eyes
To Him who dwells above the skies;
With your glad notes his praise rehearse
Who formed the mighty universe.

2 He spoke, and from the womb of night
At once sprang up the cheering light;
Him discord heard and at his nod
Beauty awoke, and spoke the GOD.

3 The word he gave th' obedient sun
Began his glorious grace to run:
Nor silver moon, nor stars delay
To glide along th' ethereal way.

4 Teeming with life, air, earth, and sea
Obey th' Almighty's high decree;
To every tribe he gives their food,
Then speaks the whole divinely good.

5 But to complete the wondrous plan,
From earth and dust he fashions man;
In man the last, in him the best,
The Maker's image stands confessed.

6 Lord, while thy glorious works I view,
Form thou my heart and soul anew;
Here bid thy purest light to shine,
And beauty glow with charms divine.

A New Selection of Hymns, 1812

Author: John Needham

Needham, John, was the son of John Needham, Baptist Minister, of Hitchin, Herts, but the date of his birth is unknown. He would doubtless be educated by his father, who was a tutor and in repute as a learned man. In 1750 Needham became co-pastor with John Beddome at the Baptist meetinghouse in the Pithay, Bristol; but, two years later, Beddome having retired through age, a violent controversy arose in the Church with regard to a continuance of the plan of co-pastorship. As the result, Needham and a number of his friends removed to a Baptist meetinghouse in Callowhill Street, where a Mr. Foot was pastor. For a time the two societies used the same builing at different hours, but in 1755 they were united, with Mr. Needham and Mr. Foot as co-pa… Go to person page >

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First Line: Look up ye saints direct your eyes
Author: John Needham
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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