I Look to You Lyrics
I look to You in every need, and never look in vain;
I feel Thy strong and tender love, and all is well again.
The thought of Thee is mightier far than sin and pain and sorrow are.
Discouraged in the work of life, disheartened by its load,
Shamed by its failures or its fears, I sink beside the road.
But let me only think of Thee and then new heart springs up in me.
Thy calmness bends serene above, my restlessness to still;
Around me flows Thy quickening life, to nerve my faltering will.
Thy presence fills my solitude, Thy providence turns all to good.
Enfolded deep in Thy dear love, held in Thy law, I stand;
Thy hand in all things I behold, and all things in Thy hand.
Thou leadest me by unsought ways, and turn my mourning into praise.
Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of "I Look to You", Joseph Summers (1839-October 10, 1917), was born in Charlton, Somerset, England and became famous as a Church organist, music teacher, musician and composer.
Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: I Look to You
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Samuel Longfellow (June 18, 1819 to October 3, 1892)
Nationality of Author: American
Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English
Name of Composer of Music: Joseph Summers (1839 to October 10, 1917)
Hymn Category: Christian Songs
First Line of Hymn: "I look to You in every need, and never look in vain; I feel Thy strong and tender love, and all is well again"
First Publication Date: 1864