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NEW AND EXPANDED CONTENT!
We have re-organized and expanded our SOWeR hymns and music page, not only making it more searchable but also adding much more information for our subscribers. Each hymn on our site now has its own web page,with text-only lyrics for use in bulletins and overhead projection, downloadable image files with words and music, lead sheets with guitar chords, as well as pdf files of full hymn scores from the ReClaim Hymnal.

This is a work in progress; it will take some time to complete all of the hymns. Be sure to check back as our online repertoire of music keeps growing!

Check out the printed versions:
ReClaim Hymnal Hardcover Pew Edition
ReClaim Hymnal Spiral-Bound Edition

I Look Not Back

Source:
Public Domain

Lead Sheet (PDF)

melody and chords for guitar and voice (full page)

Key of C

Music Image (PNG)

melody and words as an image file to paste into bulletins (cropped)

Key of C
Text: Unknown
Music: Oskar Ahnfelt
Tune: O Salla Land
LBW/WOV Hymn: #n/a
ReClaim/Sola Hymn: #242
Category: General
Scripture: Psalm 9:10

1 I look not back; God knows the fruitless efforts,
The wasted hours, the sinning, the regrets.
I leave them all with him who blots the record
And graciously forgives, and then forgets.

2 I look not forward; God sees all the future.
The road that's short or long will lead me home.
And he will face with me its ev'ry trial
And bear for me the burdens that may come.

3 I look not round me; then would fears assail me,
So wild the tumult of earth's restless seas,
So dark the world, so filled with woe and evil,
So vain the hope of comfort and of ease.

4 I look not inward; that would make me wretched;
For I have naught on which to stay my trust.
Nothing I see save failures and shortcomings,
And weak endeavors, crumbling into dust.

5 But I look up into the face of Jesus,
For there my heart can rest, my fears are stilled;
And there is joy, and love, and light for darkness,
And perfect peace, and every hope fulfilled.