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I look to thee! I hope in thee! - Onward and Upward
(Charlotte Elliott/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

Onward and Upward.

"My soul followeth hard after thee." (Psalm 63,8)

1. I look to thee! I hope in thee!
  I glory in thy name!
I make thy righteousness my plea,
  thou all-atoning Lamb!
    Methinks e'en death will welcome be,
    that I, through death, may pass to thee. PDF - Midi

2. Though now but "darkly through a glass"
  thy beauty I behold,
e'en the faint image I can trace
  fills me with joy untold;
    may I but catch one glimpse of thee,
    none, none beside I ask to see.

3. "Thou art my portion," saith my soul,
  my all in earth or heaven;
none but thyself can make me whole,
  no name but thine is given
    at which the gates of pearl fly wide –
    the passport of the justified.

4. I know thy voice – I strive to keep
  thy Word within my heart;
though the most worthless of thy sheep,
  still thou my Shepherd art;
    firm as a rock that word shall stand,
    none, none shall pluck me from thy hand.

5. "Without repentance are thy gifts;"
  this thought my hope sustains,
in deep distress my soul uplifts,
  when sin the victory gains;
    my faith, though weak, shall never fail
    thy prayer shall e'en then prevail.

6. When I thy glory shall behold,
  and see thee face to face,
sheltered in thy celestial fold,
  "a sinner saved by grace,"
    what will it be thy love to adore,
    assured I shall "go out no more?"

Charlotte Elliott, Selections from the Poems of Charlotte Elliott, 82-83.

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