Look and Live

Representative Text

1 I’ve a message from the Lord, Hallelujah!
The message unto you I’ll give.
’Tis recorded in His Word, Hallelujah!
It is only that you “look and live.”

Refrain:
“Look and live,” my brother, live.
Look to Jesus now and live.
’Tis recorded in His Word, Hallelujah!
It is only that you “look and live.”

2 I’ve a message full of love, Hallelujah!
A message, O my friend, for you.
’Tis a message from above, Hallelujah!
Jesus said it, and I know ’tis true. [Refrain]

3 Life is offered unto you. Hallelujah!
Eternal life your soul shall have
If you’ll only look to Him. Hallelujah!
Look to Jesus, who alone can save. [Refrain]

4 I will tell you how I came, Hallelujah!
To Jesus when He made me whole:
’Twas believing on His name, Hallelujah!
I trusted and He saved my soul. [Refrain]

Source: One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism: an African American ecumenical hymnal #412

Author: William A. Ogden

William Augustine Ogden USA 1841-1897. Born at Franklin County, OH, his family moved to IN when he was age six. He studied music in local singing schools at age 8, and by age 10 could read church music fairly well. Later, he could write out a melody by hearing it sung or played. He enlisted in the American Civil War in the 30th IN Volunteer Infantry. During the war he organized a male choir which became well known throughout the Army of the Cumberland. After the war, he returned home, resumed music study, and taught school. He married Jennie V Headington, and they had two children: Lowell and Marian. He worked for the Iowa Normal School, Toledo Public School System. Among his teachers: Lowell Mason, Thomas Hastings, E E Baily and… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I've a message from the Lord, Hallelujah!
Title: Look and Live
Author: William A. Ogden (1887)
Meter: 11.8.11.9 with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: "Look and live," my brother, live
Copyright: Public Domain

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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #3134
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Instances

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African American Heritage Hymnal #503

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African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymnal #215

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Hymns of Faith #321

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One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism #412

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Rejoice Hymns #354

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Small Church Music #2394

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Soul-stirring Songs and Hymns (Rev. ed.) #257

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The Cyber Hymnal #3134

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Timeless Truths #425

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Total Praise #508

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Yes, Lord! #428

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